StrikeForce: Tate vs. Rousey Results/Recap/Bonuses/Salaries/Meds/Ratings/Gate

StrikeForce: Tate vs. Rousey in which we saw a new champion crowned, and crowned with authority, a lay n pray victory from a usually exciting fighter, a KO artist soundly beaten by a dark horse, another KO artist soundly defeated by submission, a one time champion display the talent that brought him the championship and then some, two women give it their all in a bloody 3 round war, a white supremacist convicted rapist put up one hell of a fight before being TKO’d, to everyone’s delight, and a big medial sh!t storm narrowly avoided by said fighters loss.

You watched right? I know you didn’t miss all of the MMA this weekend, you at least watched this show…two sexy women fighting for the championship, how could you not have? Rowdy Ronda Rousey (who took her nickname from my all-time favorite wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper, and some of his attitude as well) put on a spectacular exhibition of Judo, perseverance and Jiu Jitsu to secure the victory and take home her 5th arm in 5 professional fights. Miesha Tate came out strong and showcased her superior striking, before the inevitable armbar loss. I say ‘inevitable’ now, because after watching the way Ronda secured the submission, there was no way it wasn’t gonna end in a broken limb. KJ Noons learned that it takes more than crisp boxing and the ability to get up from a takedown to win a fight. Josh Thomson put on a very boring fight, laying and praying his way to victory, I do respect that he acknowledged as much. Paul Daley got the worst a$$ whooping put on him since Nick Diaz stole his sole, raped it, and gave it back until he deems it necessary for it’s return, by one Kazuo Misaki who looked brilliant at 170 and WILL be a force in the division. My new favorite StrikeForce fighter and pick for the eventual WW Champion BTW. Lumumba Sayers is a fighter not to be overlooked, I made that mistake and won’t make it again. Jacare showed us what he is truly capable of, with crisp stand up, amazing, and I say AMAZING takedowns off the cage, great Jiu Jitsu and just plain athleticism. When he’s healthy Jacare Souza is unstoppable. Bristol Marunde showed great heart in only his 5th or so fight against the veteran Souza, look for him to keep improving and be back in the big leagues very soon. Sarah Kaufman and Alexis Davis put on a stand up war, a bloody back and forth stand up war with Kaufman seeing the better of most exchanges. With a little tuning, Alexis Davis could be a very dangerous striker, her Muay Thai was crisp, but just a little off the mark against the more technical Kaufman. I’m not gonna go into the Roger Bowling vs Alleged White Supremacist/Convicted Sex Offender debacle, only to say that Roger looked good and pulled out a much heralded victory, if only for saving StrikeForce from having to explain the new guy on the roster. Caros Fodor has tons of potential and Pat Healy is just a machine with no stop button. Healy is making a great case for a title shot against Melendez. When it was said and done, StrikeForce Tate vs. Rousey was a good card with some nice submissions and a few beautiful women, what more could you ask for? Me…Paul Daley getting KO’d, again.

Ratings: 431,000

Medical Suspensions

  • Miesha Tate: Suspended indefinitely and needs clearance from an orthopedic doctor (left elbow injury)
  • Kazuo Misaki: Suspended 45 days (left eye laceration)
  • Ronaldo Souza: Suspended indefinitely and needs clearance from a doctor (hand injury)
  • Sarah Kaufman: Suspended 30 days (rest period following hard fight)
  • Alexis Davis: Suspended 30 days (stitches)
  • Roger Bowling: Suspended indefinitely and needs clearance from a doctor (hand injury)
  • Brandon Saling: Suspended 30 days (TKO loss)
  • Pat Healy: Suspended 30 days (stitches)
  • Conor Heun: Suspended indefinitely and needs clearance from a doctor (hand injury); regardless, suspended a minimum of 30 days (TKO loss)

Fighter Salaries

  • Ronda Rousey: $32,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
  • Miesha Tate: $19,000
  • Josh Thomson: $80,000 (no win bonus)
  • K.J. Noons: $38,000
  • Kazuo Misaki: $50,000 (no win bonus)
  • Paul Daley: $45,000
  • Lumumba Sayers: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
  • Scott Smith: $65,000
  • Ronaldo Souza: $92,000 (includes $22,000) win bonus)
  • Bristol Marunde: $10,000
  • Sarah Kaufman: $25,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
  • Alexis Davis: $4,000
  • Roger Bowling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
  • Brandon Saling: $5,000
  • Pat Healy: $22,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
  • Carlos Fodor: $12,000
  • Ryan Couture: $10,000 (no win bonus)
  • Conor Heun: $8,000

Main card (Showtime)

  • Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout: United States Miesha Tate (c) vs. United States Ronda Rousey
    Rousey defeated Tate via submission (armbar) at 4:27 of round 1 to become the new Women’s Bantamweight Champion.
  • Lightweight bout: United States K.J. Noons vs. United States Josh Thomson
    Thomson defeated Noons via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
  • Welterweight bout: England Paul Daley vs. Japan Kazuo Misaki
    Misaki defeated Daley via split decision (30–27, 28–29, 29–28).
  • Middleweight bout: United States Scott Smith vs. United States Lumumba Sayers
    Sayers defeated Smith via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:34 of round 1.
  • Middleweight bout: Brazil Ronaldo Souza vs. United States Bristol Marunde
    Souza defeated Marunde via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:43 of round 3.

Preliminary card (Showtime Extreme)

  • Women’s Bantamweight bout: Canada Sarah Kaufman vs. Canada Alexis Davis
    Kaufman defeated Davis via majority decision (29–29, 29–28, 29–28).
  • Welterweight bout: United States Roger Bowling vs. United States Brandon Saling  Alleged White Supremacist/Convicted Sex Offender
    Bowling defeated Saling via TKO (punches) at 1:15 of round 2
  • Lightweight bout: United States Caros Fodor vs. United States Pat Healy
    Healy defeated Fodor via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:35 of round 3.
  • Lightweight bout: United States Ryan Couture vs. United States Conor Heun
    Couture defeated Heun via TKO (punches) at 2:52 of round 3.

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Anthony Dominguez
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