Ronda Rousey to Join UFC in 2013

Ronda Rousey, Strikeforce bantamweight champion will be the first female to join UFC. This is according to a report to TMZ.com. Insiders also mention that the champion’s move will coincide with the folding of Strikeforce this coming year.

Zuffa, Strikeforce’s parent company on the other hand, has not yet released any official statement on the matter. Reports only state that Rousey is expected to defend her bantamweight title at UFC in 2013. There were no mentions of any dates or opponent that will be fitted for the champ. News for this event will surely be announced early next year as the fighter prepares for her bug switch and her next big opponent.

Strikeforce on the other hand is preparing for a round of shows for January 12, 2013. This day will feature a trio of impressive fighters like Gilbert Melendez, Nate Marquardt and Luke Rockhold; these superb fighters will fight against Pat Healy, Tarec Saffiedine and Lorenz Larkin, respectively. This all out fighting event will take place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City which will air in Showtime.

Meanwhile, Ronda Rousey, 25, is one of the most impressive female MMA fighters in history of the sport. She is a 2008 Olympic judo bronze medalist before she made her fighting debut in Strikeforce last year.

Rousey is from Santa Monica, California, USA. She has a perfect professional MMA career with 6 wins and 0 losses. She is famous for her terrible armbar that will knock her opponent down in just a matter of seconds of round one. She has defeated super female fighters like Ediene Gomes, Charmaine Tweet, Sarah D’Alelio,  Julia Budd, Meisha Tate and her latest victory, Sarah Kaufman. She has defeated Kaufman at the latest Strikeforce headliner event in August 18, 2012. She lashed out her famous armbar move in just 54 seconds in round 1.

Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey was also a perfect fighter when she was just a beginner. Her amateur fights also showed her impressive skills as a fighter. She was able to beat opponents like Taylor Stratford, Autumn Richardson and Hayden Munoz through her famous armbar move. She managed to beat her opponents in just seconds of round number one.

Rousey’s career at UFC will be a great move for her great career. Fans of the perfect fighter will be waiting for the latest news regarding her wise career decision.

Rousey Says She Could Fight Santos at 145 lbs

Champion Ronda Rousey says that she could fight Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos at 145 pounds however she says that she does not need to do so. When interviewed by Sherdog Radio Network’s “It’s Time” Show with Bruce Buffer, Rousey says that Santos does not really have other options available besides her. “I think she’s a victim of her own cheating, whereas when she was doped up and she looked like she was so head – over- heels above all these girls, it made the women’s division look bad. Then she cleaned out her own division because of that.” Rousey further added: “Now she’s having to deal with the consequences of it. No one’s going to want to fight a cheater. I’m pretty much her only option and I’m chock full of options.”

Cristiane Santos has never fought since she failed a steroid test last year; she is ending a year’s suspension. Cyborg was also stripped of her 145 – pound title at Strikeforce. On the other hand, Rousey has risen to fame with a perfect fight card of 6 wins and no losses. She has defeated impressive female fighters like Charmaine Tweet, Sarah D’Alelio, Julia Budd, Miesha Tate and Ediene Gomes. Her most recent win was against Sarah Kaufman in a headliner at fight last August 18, 2012. “Rowdy” is famous for her trademark submission arm bar move that can tackle down any opponent under a minute of round one. She is Strikeforce’s 135 –pound champion and has challenged Santos to cut some weight and face her however the later responded by inviting Rousey to move up to 145 pounds for a match up.

Rousey admits that she had no problems before when she fought at 145 – pounds before. “I could, but I’m choosing not to because honestly. I don’t trust any of the drug testing. I’ve been doing this a very, very long time and I was in the Olympics with the most stringent drug testing in the world. You know a lot of those people are doping. There’s new advances in drug testing every single year because people find new ways to cheat.” She also added: “The only way I can really feel like it would be a fair fight is if it’s down at 135. If she’s doped to the gills and making 145, it’s not really that farfetched for me to think that someone not on steroids could move down a division.”

Rousey somewhat sees that a fight at 135 would give Cyborg a chance to redeem herself and is waiting for the latter’s acceptance any day.

Tara LaRosa on Ronda Rousey

Tara LaRosa was viewing the “Rousey versus Kaufman” fight and she was totally impressed. She broke down the popular first round submission win of Rousey over Kaufman as well as all the other fighters she was able to beat using her signature armbar move.

The top female MMA fighter was interviewed by Sherdog Radio Network’s “Rewind” Show and she had so many impressive comments and speculations before and after the fight; here’s what she mentioned about Kaufman’s strategy against Rousey: “I would have been curious to see how things would have went if Sarah had met her head on as she cam e out from her corner instead of circling. Because as she circled, you saw Ronda kind of stalk her down and sort of made like a spiral toward the cage. As Kaufman circled, she got closer and closer and closer to the cage. Ronda threw the jab to set up the cross and once she threw the cross and left again, she was ready on the cage and able to clinch.” She also mentioned that she was rather curious to see what could have happened if Sarah had met her in the middle of the ring. “It may have just been the same thing, the same conclusion, but I don’t know.”

She also commented on what fighters fail to do as Rousey is set to deliver the armbar. “With Ronda, when she does go for the armbar and she’s got a hold of  you, if you’ve got yourself locked up – you’ve got your arms locked…They are trying to escape by pulling out and stacking, whereas she’s got her feet crossed.” LaRosa also thought of a strategy as she pictures herself at the paws of Rousey’s signature move. “I think I would try to sit my head back through and work my way into guard. Easier said than done – it’s just a theory. I haven’t been in there with her yet, so I don’t know, but one of the things that I do when I’m going with someone that is bigger, stronger or even more proficient, I tend to dig my head through to try to get back into guard.”

She also recognizes Rousey’s domination on the sport since she has a powerful judo background. Other than this impressive skill, she is also training for other mixed martial arts moves making her become better and unbeatable as well.