SAN DIEGO — “Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman” takes place this evening at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego and features a women’s bantamweight title bout between champion Ronda Rousey (5-0) and former champion Sarah Kaufman (15-1) in the main event.
The action will air LIVE on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with preliminary card action airing live on Showtime Extreme at 8 p.m. ET/PT. ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary throughout the event.
“Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman” quick results:
MAIN CARD (Showtime – 10 p.m. ET/PT)
- Champion Ronda Rousey def. Sarah Kaufman by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (:54)
- Ronaldo Souza def. Derek Brunson by KO (punches) Rd 1 (:41)
- Tarec Saffiedine def. Roger Bowling by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Anthony Smith def. Lumumba Sayers by submission (triangle choke) Rd 1 (3:52)
- Ovince Saint Preux def. TJ Cook by Knockout (one punch) Rd 3 (:20)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ShoExtreme – 8 p.m. ET/PT)
- Miesha Tate def. Julie Kedzie via submission (armbar) Rd 3 (3:28)
- Adlan Amagov def. Keith Berry by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (:48)
- Germaine de Randamie def. Hiroko Yamanaka by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Bobby Green def. Matt Ricehouse by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
“Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman” play-by-play:
155 lbs. – Bobby Green vs. Matt Ricehouse
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Leg kick from Green, Ricehouse trips him after catching it. Green catches Richehouse’s leg kick. Body punch from Ricehouse. Green stalking. Left jab and a right from Green, followed by a knee. Nice body shot from Ricehouse. Big knee to the face using a Thai clinch from Green. Left hook from Green. Big leg kick and left jab from Green. Big leg kick from Green. Right hand from Ricehouse. Leg kick from Ricehouse. Collar tie and a knee from Ricehouse but Green drops him with a punch, he gets up but gets hit with several more. Green grabs a clinch and lands knees. Ricehouse clinches up, then backs out as he recovers. Green kind of let him off the hook there. He was hurt. Big knee to the body from Green. Ref thought it was low. Green catches a kick, kicks the back of his other leg and trips him to the ground. Ricehouse gets up but eats a couple knees. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Green.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Ricehouse. Green in his face. Left hook. Head kick from Ricehouse. He shoots, stuffed. One two then a body shot from Green. Leg kick from Green, but eats a counter one two. Left from Ricehouse. Body kick from Ricehouse. Green changes levels. Ricehouse grabs his neck and Green lands a couple knees and backs out. Right hand from Ricehouse following a knee. Green stalking, opens his arms like “What’s up?” Uppercut and body shots from Green, body kick, a one two, another body kick as Ricehouse keeps on his bicycle. Left hook from Ricehouse and a knee to the body. Green keeps his chin straight up in the air. Clinched against the cage. Green grabs a body lock from the back, they stay clinched up until the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Green.
Round 3 – Uppercut from Green. One two from Ricehouse. Green with a right. Ricehouse with a one two. Green stalking. Left jab from Ricehouse. Big leg kick and uppercut from Green. Clinch up against the cage, Green turns Ricehouse’s back to the cage, drops levels and gets Ricehouse down for a split second but he’s right up. Knee on the break from Green. Right to the body from Green — big shot. Switch kick from Green brings cheers from the crowd. One two from Ricehouse scores. Leg kick from Ricehouse. Nice right uppercut from Green catches Ricehouse ducking in. Knee to the bread basket on the break from Green. Nice left right from Ricehouse gets Green’s attention. Body kick from Green. Leg kick from Ricehouse. Green shoots, knee on the break from Green as Ricehouse stuffs it. PMN scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Green.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Bobby Green def. Matt Ricehouse by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
145 lbs. – Germaine de Randamie vs. Hiroko Yamanaka
Round 1 – These ladies look tall. Yamanaka using a lot of movement. de Randamie with a big overhand right just misses. Double jab from Yamanaka. “Cat’s Eye” she is called. One two from de Randamie. Jab from Yamanaka. Leg kick from Yamanaka. De Randamie just misses a huge overhand right. Again just misses. That’s a KO blow if she lands it. Right hand from de Randamie backs Yamanaka up. Leg kick from Yamanaka after missing a Superwoman punch. Big right from de Randamie, Yamanaka eats it. Misses an uppercut, clinch, Yamanaka pushes her to the cage. — The crazy super mustache ref is officiating this bout… if you have never seen him, his mustache goes down way below is chin and he has no beard. Amazing! — ladies still clinched. Ref separates them. Leg kick from Yamanaka. De Randamie misses a head kick. PMN scores the round 10-9 for de Randamie.
Round 2 – De Randamie misses with a right cross. Leg kick from Yamanaka. De Randamie returns the favor. Clinched. Yamanaka with a body lock. De Randamie lands a few punches from the clinch. Yamanaka grabs a high crotch, pushes De Randamie to the other side of the cage, eats several right hands while holding onto de Randamie. Ref wants action, separates the ladies. Big right from de Randamie, another one, both scoring. Left hand from Yamanaka. Big right from De Randamie, then a one two on top of it. PMN scores the round 10-9 for de Randamie.
Round 3 – Left hook from de Randamie then a big right. Yamanaka initiates the clinch. De Randamie gets free of it and they square up. Big leg kick from Yamanaka. One two from de Randamie. Yamanaka with a Superwoman punch, misses, countered with a one two from de Randamie. Foot stomp from de Randamie. Yamanaka clinches up puts her back to the cage. Yamanaka drops levels looking for a double leg but de Randamie defends. Yamanaka delivers a knee to the groin and time is called. First time I’ve ever seen that in a women’s fight. They stand in the pocket and exchange big shots. Both scoring. Clinch from Yamanaka, pushes de Randamie to the cage. Right hand from de Randamie backs Yamanaka up. One two from Yamanaka, again, but eats a couple in return. Body shot from Yamanaka, takes a body kick. Left hook and right head kick from de Randamie. Left jab. Yamanaka eats them all and keeps on ticking. Front kick to the face from de Randamie and the bell sounds. PMN scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for de Randamie.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Germaine de Randamie def. Hiroko Yamanaka by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
185 lbs. – Adlan Amagov vs. Keith Berry
Round 1 – Spinning back kick to the body from Amagov. Amagov with a push kick to the knee that hyper extends it and Berry goes down. Amagov follows up with several punches to the face and Herb Dean stops the bout. Controversy. Herb Dean tells Berry he thought he heard him saying to stop the fight. Berry said he was telling him he was okay.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Adlan Amagov def. Keith Berry by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (:48)
145 lbs. – Julie Kedzie vs. Miesha Tate
Round 1 – They come out swinging in the pocket. Tate is in her face but gets rocked with a head kick. Tate trying to bang with her. Leg kick from Tate. Body kick and a punch from Kedzie. Right counter hook from Kedzie. Clinch from Tate, knee to the body. Underhooks from Kedzie, knee to the body. Greg Jackson giving instruction in Kedzie’s corner. Elbow from Kedzie, leg kick as she backs out from the clinch. Tate shoots, stuffed. Kedzie pushes her head down and backs out. One two from Kedzie. Tate shoots, stuffed. Tate looking to lock up an arm but Kedzie stands up. Lands a nice right. Greg Jackson is going nuts. Big overhand right from Tate. Shoots. Knee from Kedzie to the body. Clinched against the cage. Kedzie backs out. Leg kick. Sprawls as Tate shoots, big body shot, more. Stands up, lands a right. Side kick drops Tate. Kedzie rushes in but Tate gets a triangle, sweeps for the mount before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Kedzie. Awesomeness!!
Round 2 – Tate trying to get inside. Gets tagged with some punches as she initiates the clinch. Kedzie pushes her to the cage. Thai clinch and two big knees, elbows. Tate goes for a trip takedown. And Kedzie locks up a triangle, switches to an omoplata attempt. Tate with a couple elbows. This is the same arm that Rousey mangled. Tate is free, scrambles and takes Kedzie’s back. Tate with a body triangle, Tate landing a few punches, a big right. She goes for the choke quickly. Kedzie spins to her back but Tate now has full mount, drops an elbow. Tate on top in half guard. Kedzie tries to reverse but gets caught in a guillotine. Kedzie gets free, to her feet. Clinched, knee from Kedzie. Tate drops levels against the cage. Kedzie lands some punches but Tate puts Kedzie on her bottom. Kedzie kicks Tate’s leg, gives her one last punch before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Tate.
Round 3 – Big leg kick drops Tate. Tate’s punches slow. She shoots, stuffed. Side kick from Kedzie. Big leg kick from Kedzie. Head kick from Kedzie, she eats all shin and Tate goes down. Kedzie jumps on her with big punches. Tate ties her up inside full guard. Tate throws up an armbar, it’s deep. Hammerfist from Kedzie. Kedzie trying to listen to her coaches, in kind of a stale mate here. She tries to roll but now Miesha has it extended, looking like Rousey vs. Tate here. Fully extended now and Kedzie forced to tap out. Amazing comeback from Tate after getting almost knocked out with that head kick. Fight of the night. The women steal the show again!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Miesha Tate def. Julie Kedzie via submission (armbar) Rd 3 (3:28)
205 lbs. - T.J. Cook vs. Ovince St. Preux
Round 1 – This referee’s mustache would be a distraction to me. Mike Beltran. High kick from OSP blocked. Cook with a left hook to the body, misses to the head with a right. He’s a heavy hitter. Knee to the body from OSP. Big inside leg kick from Cook. Head kick from OSP. Inside leg kick from Cook. Body shot. Clinch, OSP turns him to the cage. Cook turns him around. OSP backs out, misses a high kick. Body shot from Cook and OSP knocks him down with a left, almost out. Cook survives and is pouring it back. OSP tries to finish him but Cook stands firm. Cook lands one in return. Tough guys. It was almost a flash KO by OSP. OSP misses a uppercut. Lands a head kick. Body shot from Cook. OSP clinches him up. OSP looks for a single and puts Cook down. OSP in half guard. OSP trying to advance to side control. Locks up a keylock, lets it go. Only 30 seconds left in the round. Cook gives up his back. Cook reverses and gets to his feet. He misses a punch, OSP misses a big punch. PMN scores the round 10-9 for OSP.
Round 2 – Cook is a tough SOB. Left from OSP just misses, lands a body kick. Body kick again. Both guys a little winded maybe, a bit of a slow start. Head kick from OSP. Right hand from Cook scores. Leg kick from Cook. Left jab from OSP. Right hand from Cook. Big leg kick from OSP, followed by a left straight. Ref gives Cook time to recover after a low blow. Ref trying to rush Cook back from this low blow. He should have five minutes. OSP misses a left head kick, gets caught with a counter right. Cook with a leg kick and OSP puts him on his back. OSP drops a couple shots, moves to side control. Elbow from OSP. OSP looking for a north-south choke, lets it go. OSP gets full mount. Holds his throat and punches him. Cook survives but OSP takes the round 10-9.
Round 3 – OSP flashing a jab and lands one straight left hand and TJ Cook falls back and is OUT COLD! BRUTALITY!!! He is stretched out and is still unconscious as the medical staff comes in to check him out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ovince Saint Preux def. TJ Cook by Knockout (one punch) Rd 3 (:20)
185 lbs. - Lumumba Sayers vs. Anthony Smith
Round 1 – Herb Dean gets booed. Leg kick from Smith, overhand right misses. Sayers goes for his back. Smith gets the advantage and gets full mount, flattens him out, looks at his coach for a tip. Sayers holding on. Smith drops some elbows and body shots. There’s blood being leaked apparently from Sayers. Sayers punches Smith from off his back. Sayers sneaks out the back door. They scramble and Sayers has a body lock from behind. Smith rolls for an arm. They are back standing and Smith eats a big shot. Sayers catches one of Smith’s kicks, Smith gets free and lands a leg kick. Smith stumbles to the ground. Sayers goes after him but ends up on the wrong end of a triangle and taps out quickly.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Anthony Smith def. Lumumba Sayers by submission (triangle choke) Rd 1 (3:52)
170 lbs. - Roger Bowling vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Round 1 – Leg kick from Bowling. Front kick from Saffiedine. Left hook to the body from Bowling. Throws a kick and lands another left hook to the body. Nice inside leg kick from Tarec. Nice right hand, left low kick from Bowling. Thai plum and a knee from Saffiedine. Big double left hook from Bowling, second one lands hard to the body. Briefly clinched. Tarec backs out. Thai plum, Bowling pulls out. Great leg kick from Saffiedine. He blocks a high kick. Thai plum and two big knees from Saffiedine as Bowling pushes him to the cage looking for the takedown. Clinch, knee to the body from Saffiedine, elbow on the exit. Left hand from Bowling, goes for a takedown, stuffed. Saffiedine pushes Bowling to the cage, clinched up. They trade knees and dirty boxing. Saffiedine backs out. Head kick, blocked by Bowling. Big leg kick from Saffiedine. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Saffiedine.
Round 2 – Miesha enjoying a cupcake. Big leg kick from Saffiedine. Big left hook from Bowling to the body. Body kick from Bowling. Bowling comes in looking for the body and takes a poke in the eye. Doctor comes in to check him out. He’s okay. Touch gloves. Big body kick from Bowling. Big leg kick from Saffiedine and Bowling gives one back. Right from Bowling, again and eats a left too. They trade leg kicks. One two from Saffiedine. Right hand, leg kick from Saffiedine. One, two, leg kick from Saffiedine. Thai plum and a knee from Saffiedine as he blocks a combo from Bowling. Clinched against the cage. Knee from Bowling. Bowling goes for the takedown, Saffiedine defends, turns Bowling to the cage. Bowling goes for another takedown, no dice. Saffiedine backs out, lands a body kick. Straight left. Huge right hand from Saffiedine. Bowling lands a big right. Saffiedine checks a kick. Leg kick from Saffiedine. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Saffiedine.
Round 3 – Touch gloves. Body kick from Saffiedine, then a leg kick. Leg kick from Bowling, right hand. Body shot from Bowling. Thai plum and a knee from Saffiedine. Nice left hook to the body from Bowling, takes a knee from Saffiedine, then an inside leg kick, outside leg kick. Left to the body from Bowling. Leg kick from Saffiedine. Knee from Saffidine. Body kick from Bowling. Big leg kick from Saffiedine. Another. Left jab from Saffiedine. Goes for a spinning kick, Bowling catches it and pushes him to the cage. Saffidine gets a Thai plum. Now underhooks, pushes Bowling to the cage, lands some knees, shoulder strikes. Nice uppercuts from Saffiedine on the break. Bowling shoots, stuffed, Saffiedine takes his back, gets his hooks in. Under a minute to go. Saffiedine softening him up. Bowling tries to roll. Saffiedine locks on a face crank as the bell sounds. PMN scores the round 10-9 for the round and 30-27 for the fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tarec Saffiedine def. Roger Bowling by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
185 lbs. - Derek Brunson vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
Round 1 – Brunson misses a head kick. Brunson with his chin up. He comes in with a one two and gets countered with a big right by Jacare. Brunson goes down, starts to get up and Jacare hits him with another one that puts him down and then Jacare finishes him off with a few more right hands and this fight is over folks. Jacare’s hands continue to improve as he scores his first win by knockout after almost a decade as a pro — look out folks!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ronaldo Souza def. Derek Brunson by KO (punches) Rd 1 (:41)
135 lbs. - Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman
Round 1 – This is exciting folks… damn. Don’t screw this one up Herb. Here we go, hang on to your hats. Rousey closes the distance with punches, clinches, gets Kaufman down, full mount goes for the armbar already. Kaufman gets to top position. Rousey rolls and it’s over. LOL!! “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!” says Mauro Ranallo. Kaufman tapped pretty quickly after it got stretched, she knew it was over.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ronda Rousey def. Sarah Kaufman by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (:54)