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“Strikeforce: Rousey Vs. Kaufman” Results

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman.

Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The preliminary card will air live on Showtime Extreme, while the main card will air live on Showtime.

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Bobby Green vs. Matt Ricehouse

We begin our coverage with a lightweight tilt between Bobby Green (18-5) and Matt Ricehouse (6-0). The referee will be Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Kick by Green and Ricehouse catches it and knocks him to the ground for a brief moment. Nice body shot by Ricehouse, and he throws another quick flurry at Green. Now it’s Green on the attack, landing a big right and a knee to the head. Another big knee from the clinch by Green. Check of a leg kick by Green, and Ricehouse comes in with a brief flurry. Uppercut lands by Ricehouse, but it looks like Green has the cage cut off and is finding his distance. Another strong 1-2 combo, but he isn’t throwing them with a bunch of power. Green lands a big blow that floors Ricehouse, but Ricehouse gets back to his feet only to eat more bunches. Green now has landed several uncontested strikes, mixing up punches and knees. Ricehouse, however, turns the tide and seems ready to fight again with just over a minute to go. Ricehouse appears fully recovered from the attack by Green. Superman punch by Ricehouse, but it allows Green to get a takedown. Green lands a pair of huge knees as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Green

Round 2: Good mix by both fighters to start, as Ricehouse comes strong and Green waits and counters. Ricehouse shoots in but doesn’t get the takedown, as Green stuffs it. Green appears unconcerned with Ricehouse’s power, as he is letting him throw his quick jabs without much defense. Big left by Green connects. Pair of knees to the body by Green inside the clinch. Ricehouse walking around the cage and Green is asking him to engage. Green with a body kick, and another, and Ricehouse is just moving laterally around the outside. Nice quick jab lands by Green, as does another. Ricehouse lands with a left and a knee to the body. Knee to the face by Green as we go under a minute in the round. Green forces Ricehouse up against the cage, takes his back and gets the takedown. Ricehouse gets out of it and pushes Green up on the fence as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Green

Round 3: Ricehouse lands a nice shot to start the round, but he keeps backing up from Green. Kick to the body by Green allows Green to get inside, pushing Ricehouse against the fence. Single-leg takedown by Green, but Ricehouse quickly gets to his feet. Switch-kick connects by Green, but Ricehouse remains standing and lands a solid combo of his own. Knee to the body by Green lands and we go under a minute left in this one. Ricehouse with a combo that backs Green up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Green

Bobby Green def. Matt Ricehouse via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Germaine de Randamie vs. Hiroko Yamanaka

Featherweight women’s action is up next, as Germaine de Randamie (2-2) battles Hiroko Yamanaka (12-1). The referee is Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Randamie wanted to touch gloves, but Yamanaka had none of it. Yamanaka looks nervous, jumping around. So far for Yamanaka this fight has lasted longer than her last, a defeat at the hands of Cris Cyborg. Randamie with a big strike, showing her power right away. Huge right by Randamie connects to the chin. Wild right hand just misses by Randamie. Randamie looking for the knockout punch, that is for sure, as she fires in with a right that pushes Yamanaka up against the fence. Big right cross lands by Randamie, but Yamanaka remains standing, as she is taking some big-time hits. Randamie with a right and locks up Yamanaka, who controls the clinch and pushes Randamie against the fence.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Randamie

Round 2: Big right just misses by Randamie, as Yamanaka continues to try and use movement to keep Randamie from attack. Yamanaka looking for takedown, but eats a series of punches to the face while attempting it. Randamie staying on her feet, not wanting this to go to the ground at all. Little action from either fighter this round, but Randamie goes back to throwing punches to the head of Yamanaka. Close, uneventful round with a minute to go, but Randamie lands a big combo that forces Yamanaka up against the fence. Pair of fakes leads to a right that just misses by Randamie. Another right by Randamie as Yamanaka comes in.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Randamie

Round 3: Right connects by Randamie, as they stand and trade. Yamanaka this time gets the timing down and lands a left. So far, Randamie has landed 20 power strikes to just one by Yamanaka. We go back to the fence, with Yamanaka holding Randamie up, using a lot of energy and not really getting any points for her effort. Randamie gets some big strikes in and attempts a judo throw but Yamanaka fights it off and has Randamie against the fence once again. Right to the face lands by Randamie, as Yamanaka’s eye looks to be swelling shut. Just 30 seconds remain, and we have another decision on our hands. Randamie with a big front-kick to end the fight.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Randamie

Germaine de Randamie def. Hiroko Yamanaka via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Keith Berry vs. Adlan Amagov

We return to men’s action, as middleweights Keith Berry (12-9) and Adlan Amagov (9-2) hit the cage. The third man will be Herb Dean. For those unaware, Amagov looks like a Court McGee clone, but with a better beard.

Round 1: Amagov floors Berry with a kick and pounces, attacking with a series of uncontested blows. Herb Dean appears to wave it off, then backs up before going in and pull Amagov off. Berry is upset, as he says he was kicked in the knee.

Adlan Amagov def. Keith Berry via TKO (strikes) at :48 of Round 1

Julie Kedzie vs. Miesha Tate

It’s time for our main event of the prelims, as Julie Kedzie (16-10) takes on former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (12-3). The referee will be Jason Herzog.

Round 1: We have the newly-named “Cupcake” Tate coming right out at Kedzie, but Kedzie lands a head kick that seems to have Tate wobbled. Kedzie continues the attack, but it appears Tate is now back on solid footing. Another big kick by Kedzie and Tate flinches away. Superman punch by Tate, but Kedzie counters with a right to the face. Knee to the body by Kedzie as Tate continues to look for the takedown. Kedzie reverses things and now has Tate up against the cage and lands some nice punches and a kick as they separate. Tate shoots in for a takedown, but Kedzie takes the back before moving into north-south position and landing some nice shots. Kedzie stands up and comes firing off with a right and left to the head of Tate, who shoots for a takedown again. Kedzie sprawls off and fires strikes at the same time. Tate looking for a submission, but Kedzie stands up then flies forward with another big right. Spinning kick by Kedzie misses. Overhand right by Tate lands, and Tate goes for the takedown again, but Kedzie fends it off for a third time. Pair of rights again while standing, and Tate hits the floor off a side-kick. Tate locks up the triangle and goes to mount and the round ends with Tate unable to get a submission in.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kedzie

Round 2: Tate looks a little hesitant after that opening round, not wanting to engage off the bat. Kedzie with a nice combo, and fights off another takedown attempt. Knees to the head by Kedzie inside the clinch, but Tate gets a trip. Kedzie however, locks in a triangle and is looking to lock in an armlock. Tate is also going for a submission, grabbing the leg of Kedzie. Tate takes the back and gets a hook in, pulling Kedzie to the ground. Body triangle by Tate is locked in with over two minutes to go in the round. Tate lands a big right, which allows her to get the right hand under Kedzie’s throat. Side-choke in by Tate now, but Kedzie is able to slide away from the choke. Tate in side control and moving into full mount again. Tate grabs the head, attemping to lock in a choke again but Kedzie gets out and up to her feet. A minute left and this round has been all Tate, who drops down for a double-leg takedown that Kedzie fends off. Tate keeps working and gets the takedown as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tate

Round 3: Tate appears to have slowed greatly, and Kedzie lands a huge kick to the head and attacks. Kedzie goes to the mount and is landing several uncontested shots as Tate tries to lock an arm up. Tate throws up her legs and is trying for an armbar. Tate still with her legs locked around Kedzie’s head, as Kedzie tries to smash Tate to the ground. Kedzie falls over and Tate yanks on the arm as Kedzie continues to try and fight it off. Tate not letting up at all on the arm and she is forced to tap after nearly two minutes of fighting off the hold. That was definitely the Fight of the Night in regards to the prelims.

Miesha Tate def. Julie Kedzie via submission (armbar) at 3:28 of Round 3


Ovince St. Preux vs. T.J. Cook

We open up the main card on Showtime with light heavyweights Ovince St. Preux (11-5) and T.J. Cook (12-4). The referee will be Mike Beltran.

Round 1: OSP using his seven-inch reach advantage early, but Cook with a strong leg kick that connects. OSP fires back with a left head kick, and Cook counters. Great striking affair in the first minute. Another head kick by OSP, but this one misses. OSP lands a left that looked to knock Cook out, but the ref let it keep going and Cook fought to his feet through the punches by OSP. Cook with a big right that rocks OSP and now he is teeing off with overhand rights to OSP’s head. It appeared as if Cook was out and maybe OSP woke him back up with the strikes on the ground. Uppercut misses by OSP and Cook lands a counter. Straight left lands by OSP and Cook goes to the mat. OSP goes for an arm lock of some sort, but Cook is able to get out of it. OSP goes to the back, but Cook slides out and we go to the second after a thrilling first round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for St. Preux

Round 2: Both men a little less aggressive, and a little slower, to come in without worry now. Lots of head fakes and movement. OSP with a glancing blow with the head kick, but Cook counters him once again with an uppercut. Straight jab by OSP, followed by a quick kick that is partially blocked. We’ve got a break after a kick to the groin by OSP to Cook. Another counter off a head kick by OSP, who shoots in and gets the takedown off a double-leg. Cook trying to get his legs up to go into guard, but OSP not letting him. OSP into side control, looking for a north-south choke attempt. Cook blocking the choke right now, but OSP goes from a side choke to full mount with 30 seconds to go in the round. OSP holding his head with the right and throwing punches with his left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for St. Preux

Round 3: OSP with a straight left that floors Cook, and he is completely out. Just like that, OSP is awarded the fight. Cook remains down, as the sweeping left dropped him straight to the canvas.

Ovince St. Preux def. T.J. Cook via KO (strike) at :20 of Round 3

Lumumba Sayers vs. Anthony Smith

The first of two middleweight main card fights is next, as Lumumba Sayers (6-2) takes on Anthony Smith (16-7). The ref in charge of the action will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Sayers gets a takedown off a wild throw by Smith, but Smith reverses things and gets the mount. Smith spreads Sayers out, locking his legs around the body of Sayers. Smith with some nice elbows and quick strikes to the grounded Sayers. Smith goes for a guillotine, but wild scramble and Sayers takes the back. Smith drops down and rolls to get out, but winds up in a choke by Sayers. Smith with a left hook to the head of Sayers on the exit. Blood coming from the face of Sayers now, looks to be on his scalp. Exchange of leg kicks by the two, and a low leg kick drops Sayers for a second. Sayers drops Smith and pounces, folding him up but getting himself caught in a triangle choke which Smith locks up and scores the victory.

Anthony Smith def. Lumumba Sayers via submission (triangle choke) at 3:52 of Round 1

Roger Bowling vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Two welterweights looking to make an impact hit the cage next, as Roger Bowling (11-2) battles Tarec Saffiedine (12-3). The third man inside the cage will be Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Saffiedine grabs Bowling’s head and lands some nice, quick strikes. Bowling with a nice kick and follows with a strike to the face and a liver shot. Saffiedine with a huge knee, as Bowling fires in with a 1-2 combo. Another knee by Saffiedine, and a third to the top of the head. A fourth knee, and a fifth by Saffiedine, but Bowling withstands them and tries for a takedown. Elbow to the back of the head by Bowling. Bowling is the aggressor, coming at Saffiedine with everything he has.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Saffiedine

Round 2: Another slip, as something appears to be causing issues on the mat. We now have an eye poke by Saffiedine on Bowling. Saffiedine looking great on offense now, connecting on a three-move combo. Not a lot of action from either man, as Bowling continues to use his speed to avoid any major damage. Saffiedine, meanwhile, seems content to wait for the right opening. Strong uppercut by Saffiedine to finish off the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Saffiedine

Round 3: Bowling answers a jab with a left-right combo that backs Saffiedine up. Knee to the face by Saffiedine and Bowling pushes him up against the fence. Bowling still looking for a liver strike. Bowling comes in and eats a knee to the face again, about the 10th time that has happened so far. Inside leg kick by Saffiedine, as he seems the fresher of the two right now. Bowling goes for a takedown, but Saffiedine catches himself and remains upright, turning Bowling against the fence. Bowling lands a nice right on the exit, but Saffiedine answers back. We go under a minute, as Bowling lands a pair of lefts and shoots for a takedown but Saffiedine sprawls it off and takes his back. Saffiedine locks in a leg hook and is now landing strikes to the face of Bowling. The round ends with Saffiedine locking in a choke, but Bowling showing he’s fine.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Saffiedine

Tarec Saffiedine def. Roger Bowling via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Derek Brunson

We’ve reached the co-main event of the evening, as middleweights Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (15-3) and Derek Brunson (9-1) do battle. Souza, a former champion, wants to secure a rematch with Luke Rockhold for the title, while Brunson hopes a win can launch him into title contention. The referee will be Mike Beltran.

Round 1: Brunson looks like the aggressor, throwing kicks to keep Souza at a distance. Souza tries catching him with a big right, but just misses. Souza doesn’t miss the second time, dropping Brunson and following up with several uncontested blows. This one is over, and Souza likely will be moved into a shot at Luke Rockhold next for the belt.

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Derek Brunson via KO (strikes) at :41 of Round 1

Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sarah Kaufman for Strikeforce bantamweight championship

And we finish up an action-packed night with the main event. Ronda Rousey (5-0) defends her Strikeforce women’s bantamweight championship against former champion Sarah Kaufman (15-1). The lone man inside the cage will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Rousey comes out swinging, going right at Kaufman with a series of strikes. Kaufman tries for a trip, but Rousey winds up on top. Rousey with her arm 30 seconds into the fight, but Kaufman is rolling around trying to get out of it. Rousey is still holding on to Kaufman’s right arm, and she is forced to tap, less than a minute into the fight.

Ronda Rousey def. Sarah Kaufman via submission (armbar) at :54 of Round 1

That’s it for our live coverage. Thanks for joining us and have a great night.