Strikeforce Results: Recapping the Preliminary Card Fights
Before Ronda Rousey and Sarah Kaufman face off tonight on Strikeforce, the preliminary card aired on Showtime Extreme and featured four bouts, including the recently streaking Bobby Green and former champion Miesha Tate.
If you missed some of the action or just want a recap on the fights, here are the results of the Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman preliminary bouts.
Bobby Green vs. Matt Ricehouse
In the first bout of the evening, Bobby Green faced undefeated Matt Ricehouse.
Throughout the lightweight bout, Green landed many nice combos and rocked Ricehouse in both the first and third round.
Green also threw in some nice takedowns to keep Ricehouse off balance.
Ricehouse would land a few nice combos himself, but to no avail as the pressure, striking and wrestling were all too much for Ricehouse to overcome as Green went on to win his fourth straight fight in Strikeforce.
Result: Bobby Green defeated Matt Ricehouse by unanimous decision (30-27 x3).
Germaine de Randamie vs. Hiroko Yamanaka
The second fight on the Strikeforce preliminary card was a women's bout between Germaine de Randamie and Hiroko Yamanaka.
Randamie was the aggressor throughout the bout and repeatedly threw her heavy overhand right which landed a few times on the chin of Yamanaka.
Yamanaka would charge Randamie with a few clinches, but in the end, the constant pressure of Randamie would be too much for Yamanaka to overcome.
Result: Germaine de Randamie defeated Hiroko Yamanaka via unanimous decision (30-27 x3).
Adlan Amagov vs. Keith Berry
In the most controversial fight of the night so far, Adlan Amagov picked up a TKO victory when referee Herb Dean stopped the bout when he felt Berry was verbally submitting.
Berry was dropped due to a lateral leg kick to the knee that Pat Miletich repeatedly referred to as illegal. Amagov hopped on top of Berry and the fight was stopped nearly immediately after.
Result: Adlan Amagov defeated Keith Berry via TKO (strikes) at 0:48 in Round 1.
Julie Kedzie vs. Miesha Tate
In by far the best bout of the evening so far, Miesha Tate faced Julie Kedzie in the Strikeforce preliminary card's main feature.
Kedzie got off early with a nice head kick that rocked Tate and significantly slowed down the aggressive fighter. Tate fought off the early storm and nearly locked in a submission at the end of the round that Kedzie defended nicely.
In Round 2, we saw Tate decide to do anything to take the fight to the ground which she eventually did, and Tate worked for many different submissions. While it appeared Tate had Kedzie in trouble, Kedzie survived and moved on to the final round.
Tate would eat a nasty headkick early that floored her and Kedzie attacked, which would cost her.
Tate locked up Kedzie's arm and around a minute later, Tate earned a hard-fought victory.
Result: Miesha Tate defeated Julie Kedzie via submission (armbar) at 3:28 in Round 3.