Ronda Rousey will attempt to defend her title for the first time in the main event of Strikeforce's event Saturday night against top contender Sarah Kaufman. Rousey has become Strikeforce's biggest star since winning the title and also has become a polarizing figure for MMA fans.
Some fans like her while others despise her. No matter your feelings about the woman, she gets eyeballs to tune into whatever she is doing. For Strikeforce, that's an invaluable quality, as the promotion doesn't necessarily have a ton of stars to market around at the moment.
In the past week, the focus on Rousey has shifted a bit toward a potential fight with Cris Cyborg. Although that sounds like a great matchup for fans, Kaufman plans on playing the part of spoiler.
Kaufman is a talented fighter and will no doubt be Rousey's toughest test. It is set up to be a classic clash of styles, with Rousey being the grappler and Kaufman being a striker. That may mean one of the two women might attempt something nobody is predicting in order to gain an edge in the fight.
Who will have the advantage on the ground or on the feet? Who walks away with the belt and becomes the new women's bantamweight champion?