Three birds, one stone. I could've easily made this into three separate articles but I feel like it can all be summed up right here.
How We Got There
After beating two girls in one night at Strikeforce Challengers 10, what would Miesha Tate do for an encore? Her victories on that night earned her the right to challenge then champion Marloes Coenen for the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Title. However, Tate would have to wait due to the knee injury she would suffer during training for "Rumina". When she did finally get her shot almost a year later, it would be Tate who would choke out submission specialist Coenen. She would also become the new face of WMMA in the process. Hopefully Miesha Tate enjoyed every second spent as the Strikeforce golden girl. Because nothing could prepare her for the freight train headed her way in 2012.
2011 was a breakout year for Ronda Rousey. She competed a total of five times, four professionally, and once on the amateur circuit...