Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey Proves That Women Belong in the Spotlight

Chris AlfaroContributor IIIMarch 6, 2012

After a stacked card this past Saturday, Strikeforce has proved that it has something that the UFC simply does not.


Tate vs. Rousey was an incredible battle that saw the scales tip back and forth over the course of four-and-a-half minutes. Punches were exchanged, throws completed, submission attempted and positions changed over and over. To cap off the spectacular fight was what can only be described as one of the most brutal armbars in MMA history.

And all of that was in one round.

With Ronda Rousey now the top 135-pound female fighter in the world, it seems women's MMA is on the comeback.

But let's not forget the other female fight.

Kaufman vs. Davis was another amazing fight that took place earlier in the night. Two powerful women exchanged punches for two full rounds. In the third, a sudden takedown shifted the tide of the fight and Kaufman was battered by ground-and-pound punches. In the end, Kaufman took the decision, but both ladies wore the damage of their fight.

With two exciting female fights, the world of female MMA looks to be on the rise. And now is the time to seize it.

Strikeforce needs to push the women into the spotlight. Fill the cards with more ladies while interest is high. Fill the vacancy at 145-pounds and give the fans a new champion. Maybe even go out and start scouting for potential female flyweight and strawweight (115) fighters.

With female MMA looking more promising than ever, find us more fighters and put the ladies at the top of more cards. After the excitement they provided on Saturday, they've earned it.