Report: Ronda Rousey Defends Strikeforce Title Against Sarah Kaufman

Written by Tom Ngo
May 8th, 2012

Strikeforce Ronda Rousey

The WHO has apparently been answered, now we just have to worry about the WHEN and the WHERE. According to MMAFighting, Ronda Rousey (Pictured) will break in her freshly-minted Strikeforce bantamweight belt against Sarah Kaufman.

Although a date and location weren’t confirmed, the report suggests the ladies could collide sometime this August.

Rousey captured the 135-pound crown by submitting Miesha Tate in the opening round of their heavily-hyped grudge match. The “Rowdy” one is perfect through her first five professional fights, with all of her scraps ending in 1stRound armbar fashion.

Kaufman secured her next dibs status by posting a majority decision victory over Alexis Davis in the same March card. She has rattled off three consecutive wins since losing the title to Marloes Coenen in October 2010.

The Canadian’s defeat to Coenen came via armbar…

Showtime will broadcast the festivities.

While an official announcement has yet to be made, Strikeforce is expected to host a show on July 14th. If the rumor mill holds true, that means the UFC’s little brother would hold two events in back-to-back months.

Following 19 weeks of complete silence since their January 7th card, Strikeforce returns May 19th to conclude their Heavyweight Grand Prix.

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