After winning the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title from Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey will now face former champion Sarah Kaufman following her victory over Alexis Davis.
The two women put on fantastic displays of mixed martial arts in their wins Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio.
Rousey showed off her Olympic Judo skills against a very game Miesha Tate before finishing her with her trademark armbar. The win was her fifth straight profession win by armbar, putting her half-way to “The Arm Collector” Giva Santana’s ten consecutive armbar finishes.
Kaufman slugged out a hard fought victory over Alexis Davis on the last preliminary card of the evening. While Davis showed a much improved striking game and strong grappling. The former champion used more accurate striking that forced Davis to get more and more desperate as the fight wore on. After the victory, Kaufman signaled her intent to get the belt back by saying “The belt that Miesha and Ronda are fighting for tonight is my belt. No one else should have it and I’m coming after whoever gets the win tonight!”
No immediate timetable was set after the fight but that will likely change in the coming week.
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