It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a few short months since Miesha Tate nearly had her arm torn in two by Ronda Rousey in the their bantamweight championship showdown on March 3rd. It was undoubtedly one of the most heated (not to mention hyped) fights in WMMA history, and did not disappoint once the caged door closed. As it turns out, despite the fact that Meisha ended up coming short and losing her belt in the process, the fight didn’t even come close to squashing the beef between her and Rousey. How appropriate then, that it was recently announced that the former champ has been booked to take on Julie Kedzie at the same event that Rousey will attempt to defend her belt for the first time against Sarah Kaufman.
Is this just an attempt by Strikeforce to pack as many exciting fights as possible into their ever-decreasing number of cards, or rather an elaborate ploy to set up another post fight brawl that will in turn hype the inevitable rematch between Rousey and Tate? Only time will tell, Potato Nation, but we just hope we don’t have to see Brian Caraway taking on all of Team Cesar Gracie by himself. Dude’s got a hell of a chin, but it damn sure ain’t strong enough to deal with the Stockton curb stomp that the Diaz’s have perfected in such classic quarrels as “The Nashville Dissagreement on Post-Fight Ethics.”
Tate will be given no easy comeback fight in Kedzie, who you might recognize as one of the announcers from the Invicta FC all-female card back in May. Currently 16-9 in professional competition, Kedzie is a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do who holds notable victories over Kaitlin Young and Jan Finney (aka that poor girl who was killed by Chris Cyborg back in 2010), Kedzie has not fought since coming up short against Alexis Davis at Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Fedor back in July of 2011.
Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman goes down on August 18th from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.
Who you like for this one, Potato Nation?