As the old saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words”. The saying applies to this day and without a doubt, applies to mixed martial arts as some of the sports most historic moments are relived through the images that captured them.
There is nothing better than a snapshot of a fighter dealing with tragedy or triumph, or a picture of a perfectly timed strike, every microscopic fragment of impact relived as limbs and jaws collide. A photo can display a range of emotions, happiness and sadness, victory and defeat. Every picture is different, each having a unique distinction and personal story.
That being said, lets look back at the 6 best photos from Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman.
6. In Your Face
One of the most exciting fights on the Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman fight card was between Miesha Tate and Julie Kedzie. The fight was an absolute war between the two talented females with both landing hard strikes.
5. The Alligator
Every time Ronaldo Souza finishes a fight he busts out the alligator celebration which is perfectly suitable due to his nickname “Jacare”, a word that is Brazilian for alligator. Souza had plenty of reasons to celebrate on Saturday night after he finished Derek Brunson early in the first round with strikes.
4. Becoming A Fan Of The Females
UFC president Dana White was seated cageside in San Diego to take in the Strikeforce fights and was absolutely thrilled by the night of action he witnessed. For a man who was once uninterested by female MMA, White looked pretty satisfied by the three female fights on the Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman fight card.
3. Another Fight, Another Armbar
What can you say about Ronda Rousey? Another fight, another armbar submission victory. The Strikeforce woman’s bantamweight championship defended her belt against Sarah Kaufman in just 54-seconds. Rousey did what she does best, going after Kaufman, dragging her to the ground and locking in her signature submission in what seemed like the blink of an eye.
2. The First Is Always The Best
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza showed he is much, much more than just a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter when he brutally knocked out Derek Brunson 41-seconds into the first round of their co-main event middleweight bout. Brunson charged “Jacare” with some sloppy striking and the Brazilian took advantage by landing a perfectly placed counter that badly hurt Brunson.
1. One Punch KO
When the third round began between Ovince St. Preux and TJ Cook, it only took one perfectly placed punch to the chin of Cook to bring an end to the fight. It was a spectacular knockout by St. Preux, who rebounds with a strong performance after a disappointing loss to Gegard Mousasi in his last outing.
Mike Bohn, founder and lead writer of FightCove.com, wrote this article. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @FightCoveMike. Also, follow @FightCove on Twitter and “Like” Fight Cove on Facebook.