Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has claimed Saturday’s showdown between bantamweight champ Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey is “the most anticipated female fight in mixed martial arts history.”
It’s doubtful the bout will garner as many eyeballs as the Gina Carano vs. Cyborg Santos shootout in August 2009, but Coker is a promoter, he’s supposed to say every upcoming scrap is THE BIGGEST EVER.
Of course, no show would be complete without an official poster. I certainly can’t see too many men complaining about the aesthetic appeal with this particular billboard.
Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio hosts this weekend’s extravaganza. Showtime broadcasts the main card at 10PM ET/PT.
Here are the athletes competing in the event:
(Showtime Extreme 8PM ET/PT)
Roger Bowling vs. Brandon Saling
Ryan Couture vs. Conor Heun
Caros Fodor vs. Pat Healy
Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis
(Showtime 10PM ET/PT)
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Bristol Marunde
Scott Smith vs. Lumumba Sayers
Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki
K.J. Noons vs. Josh Thomson
Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate (Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion)