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.