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“Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” will be jumping off Saturday inside Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Showtime Extreme kicks off tonight’s festivities by airing four preliminary bout at 8PM ET/PT.
Showtime will then broadcast the five featured fights beginning at 10PM ET/PT.
Miesha Tate makes her first bantamweight title defense when she faces bitter rival Ronda Rousey in the night’s featured attraction. Lightweights K.J. Noons and Josh Thomson will collide in the co-main event.
Spoiler Alert: Only fans with access to an east coast feed will be able to watch the scraps live. So do not continue reading if you don’t want to know the results. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Here are the official results and play-by-play from tonight’s action:
(Showtime Extreme 8PM ET/PT)
Roger Bowling vs. Brandon Saling
Ryan Couture vs. Conor Heun
Caros Fodor vs. Pat Healy
Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis
(Showtime 10PM ET/PT)
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Bristol Marunde
Scott Smith vs. Lumumba Sayers
Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki
K.J. Noons vs. Josh Thomson
Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate (Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion)
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Josh Thomson fought a poor fight against K.J. Noons at Saturday night's Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey event and managed to notch a victory in the least impressive way possible.
Outside of a submission attempt that almost succeeded late in the fight, Thomson fought noticeably poor by his own admission. He admitted as such to Showtime announcer Mauro Ranallo immediately after the...
The official “Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” weigh-ins take place today at approximately 5PM ET/2PM PT inside Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Nationwide Arena hosts Saturday’s extravaganza. A women’s bantamweight title tilt between champ Miesha Tate (Pictured) and Ronda Rousey headlines the festivities.
Additionally, top lightweight contenders Josh Thomson...
With the annual Arnold Sports Festival, and Strikeforce in town there has been no shortage of testosterone in Columbus, Ohio this weekend. But it was the women of the Strikeforce Bantamweight division that carried tonight's fight card.
After Lightweights K.J. Noons and Josh Thomson managed to lull half of Nationwide Arena to sleep (the other half roused them with a chorus...
Columbus, OH -- The Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey Strikeforce fight takes place tonight. The weigh-in took place yesterday. Unfortunately, the titty twister was betweet Josh Thomson and KJ Noons, the...
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Ronda Rousey def. Miesha Tate via armbar in R1 (4:27) Josh Thomson def. K.J. Noons via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Kazuo Misaki def. Paul Daley via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) Lamumba Sayers def. Scott Smith via guillotine choke in R1 (1:34) Ronaldo Souza def. Bristol Marunde via arm-triangle choke in R3 (2:43) Sarah [...]
Official fight card Main card (Showtime) Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout: Miesha Tate (c) vs. Ronda Rousey Lightweight bout: K.J. Noons vs. Josh Thomson Welterweight bout: Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki Middleweight bout: Scott Smith vs. Lumumba Sayers Middleweight bout: Ronaldo Souza vs. Bristol Marunde Souza defeated Marunde...
“Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” takes place Saturday inside Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to start at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all night for our live coverage.
Showtime Extreme kicks off the festivities by broadcasting four preliminary fights at 8PM ET/PT.
Showtime will then air the card’s main bouts at...
The time for talking is finally over, but bettors still have several hours remaining until they have to decide on which “Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” investment options suits them best.
Ronda Rousey remains an overwhelming 3.5-to-1 odds-on favorite to dethrone bantamweight champ Miesha Tate in Saturday night’s featured attraction.
Tate, meanwhile, checks in as a 2.5-to-1...
Main Card (Showtime)
• Miesha Tate (134.5) vs. Ronda Rousey (134.5)
• K.J. Noons (156) vs. Josh Thomson (155)
• Paul Daley (171) vs. Kazuo Misaki (169.5)
• Scott Smith (186) vs. Lumumba Sayers (185)
Preliminary Card (Showtime Extreme)
• Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (184.5) vs. Bristol Marunde (184)
• Sarah Kaufman (135.5) vs. Alexis Davis (135.5)
Unfortunately for fight fans, Strikeforce does not provide live footage of their post-fight press conferences. Thankfully, the good folks over at Showtime have released some footage from Saturday night’s powwow.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker (Pictured), freshly-minted bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey, Josh Thomson, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Sarah Kaufman and others faced the firing...
The Ohio Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants that competed in last Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” event.
Former middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Pictured) was the card’s highest earner. He pocketed a cool $92,000 for his submission victory over last-minute substitute Bristol Marunde.
Reported Payout Ronda Rousey: $32,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Miesha Tate: $19,000 Josh Thomson: $80,000 (no win bonus) def. K.J. Noons: $38,000 Kazuo Misaki: $50,000 (no win bonus) def. Paul Daley: $45,000 Lumumba Sayers: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Scott Smith: $15,000 Ronaldo Souza: $92,000 (includes $22,000) win bonus) def. Bristol Marunde: $10...