Strikeforce returned to Showtime for the fifth time this year last Saturday night as Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman went down in San Diego, California, USA.
As usual with most Strikeforce fight weeks, especially ones featuring Ronda Rousey, there was plenty of news going into and coming out of the event that have mixed martial arts fans talking.
If you have been living under a rock and happened to miss any of them, here are the top headlines from August 13th – August 19th.
- Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman went down last Saturday night from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif. Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight championship against Sarah Kaufman in the main event. Other main card winners included Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Tarec Saffiedine, Anthony Smith and Ovince St. Preux. Click the link for complete Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman Event Results.
- To hear from most Saturday’s winners, watch the Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman Post-Fight Interviews.
- UFC president Dana White explained the role of social media in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
- Three of the four main card fights for the fifth UFC on FOX show scheduled for Dec. 8 were announced. Benson Henderson will attempt to defend his lightweight championship against Nate Diaz in the main event, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua battles Alexander Gustafsson in the co-main event and the third fight will see BJ Penn collide with Rory MacDonald.
- Former two-time middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen announced he is moving to the light heavyweight division and will face Forrest Griffin at UFC 155 on Dec. 29.
- Shortly after Sonnen announced his move to 205-pounds, the 35-year-old got into a Twitter spat with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
- UFC flyweight Ian McCall was arrested on a two-month-old charge of driving with a suspended license
- As usual, ZUFFA officials unveiled a slew of fight announcements for future events over the past week. For the latest on all upcoming UFC and Strikeforce cards, check the rumors section.
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