Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey will metaphorically rip the arm off Meisha “Takedown” Tate in her quest to capture the women’s bantamweight title when the two go head-to-head in the main event of Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey.
The animosity between these two female combatants is as real as it gets, and because of that, the fanzine are in for one hell of a fight for as long as it lasts, which in Rowdy time translates into under a minute.
The 25-year-old Californian comes into the bout off the back of four professional career submissions (all by way of armbar) which have amounted to a total of just 2:18 minutes.
In her most recent outing and second fight for the San Jose-based promotion, Rousey dislocated the elbow of Julia “The Jewel” Budd’s en route to a 39-second submission of the opening stanza.
In Tate (12-2), Rousey will be up against an experienced campaigner with impressive grappling skills, who, to boot, will be hell-bent on making a first successful defense of her belt.
Furthermore, Tate’s takedown attributes (as her sobriquet implies) have seen her submit five opponents—most notably Marloes Coenen.
However, Rousey’s resolute determination to win will override her lack of experience, that and her modus operandi of employing her impressive judo to negate any takedown attempts, and in the process almost instantaneously take matters to the ground.
Once there, it’s only a matter of time before she locks in her trademark armbar, forcing Tate to tap out and relinquish her coveted 135-pound title.
This fight is gone in 60 seconds.
Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey is scheduled for March 3, 2012, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
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