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Olympic Judoka Ronda Rousey Signs with Strikeforce

When fans booed the first women’s MMA match promoted by Zuffa, most of us assumed we were witnessing the beginning of the end for women’s MMA under the Zuffa banner. Strikeforce allowing their women’s middleweight champion Chris “Cyborg” Santos to become a free agent seemed to confirm that. However, it seems that Strikeforce still intends to keep women’s MMA around for the time being. On Friday, Strikeforce announced that Olympic judoka Ronda Rousey will be making her promotional debut on the prelims of the July 30 Fedor vs. Henderson card against 4-1 Sarah D’Alelio.

At 24 years old, Rousey is a very interesting prospect. She became the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo, winning a Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She celebrated this by becoming a vegan. Seriously. She is currently 2-0 as a professional MMA fighter, with both fights ending in under a minute by armbar. For that matter, all of her amateur fights ended that way as well. To say the least, the odds are pretty good that her fight against Sarah D’Alelio won’t last too long.

Video of her June 17 fight against Charmaine Tweet after the jump.

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Cryptococcus neoformans- July 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm
@ haus, I agree. The gi is basically a weaspon. Maybe she could grab ahold of a titty?
haus66- July 4, 2011 at 8:53 am
I'm still not convinced that Judo is all that credible in the MMA world. Who have been the most accomplished Judoka's in MMA? Karo? Akiyama? I think the gap in the difference between Gi and No-Gi judo is far more vast than Gi and No-Gi jui-jitsu.
macreadysshack- July 4, 2011 at 8:30 am
Yeah, I hope she's working her stand-up. Really nice ground work, tho and good trip and throw.
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Clyde- July 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm
Celebrated by becoming a vegan?
irish brawler- July 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm
ahh shit looks like sarah will have her hands full
Cryptococcus neoformans- July 3, 2011 at 10:55 am

she has a nice armbar. better learn some striking
DirtehSneakehs- July 3, 2011 at 10:50 am
Silly woman, there is no stove in the hexagon.