As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for Strikeforce: Rousey Vs. Kaufman. Our live coverage will start with the prelim fights on Showtime Extreme (8 p.m. ET) and continuing through the main card on Showtime (10:07 p.m. ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
This post will cover live results and thoughts for the preliminary card on Showtime Extreme.
There are four fights on the Extreme undercard with the main bout being a women’s bout featuring former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate against Julie Kedzie. Bobby Green and Matt Ricehouse will square off in a lightweight bout. Adlan Amagov will step into the cage against Keith Berry. Rounding out the card is a women’s featherweight bout between Hiroko Yamanaka and Germaine de Randamie.
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Bobby Green vs. Matt Ricehouse – Round 1 – Ricehouse catches a hard kick by Green and takes him down but Green bounces up quickly. Ricehouse with a hard leg kick of his own now. Good left hook by Ricehouse. Green lands a punch to the back of Ricehouse’s head and then a knee and Ricehouse circles out. Ricehouse with an uppercut and Green pops him with a few quick punches. Ricehouse with a right hand. Ricehouse coming forward again and Green with a big shot that drops Ricehouse. Green is pouring it on and Ricehouse looks to be in pretty bad shape. Ricehouse throws a headkick that just misses. Knee to the cup results in a quick break and Green gets a takedown when they restart. 10-9 Green.
Round 2 – Ricehouse tries for a takedown, Green shrugs him off and busts him hard to the body with punches and knees. Ricehouse lands his own knee to the body seconds later and a body kick but Green comes back with two knees of his own. Ricehouse with some good punches and a kick to the leg. Green with some hard jabs. Green knees him in the face after stuffing a takedown. Green takes the back standing and takes him down now. Green can’t get the choke locked in and Ricehouse manages to get to his feet. 10-9 Green
Round 3 – Green with a left hand early, and again he lands. Green with another hard left. Green lands a few good shots again and Ricehouse is forced to clinch up. Green with another takedown but Ricehouse is able to scramble to his feet. Green digs to the body and Ricehouse is tough but he’s not doing a whole lot. Jumping kick and a punch by Green. Green able to defend another takedown attempt. Good right hand by Ricehouse. 10-9 Green.
Official Scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Bobby Green wins by unanimous decision.
Hiroko Yamanaka vs. Germaine de Randamie – Round 1 – GdR just misses with a wild right hand. Again she misses with a wild punch. Not a lot of actual offense going either way. Now GdR lands and stings Yamanaka. Both women open up throwing punches beore Yamanaka clinches her and pushes her to the cage. GdR turns her back around and then they spin again. 10-9 GdR for aggression, I guess.
Round 2 – Yamanaka has her clinched against the cage again about two minutes into the round. GdR is defending well, but not much happening. They’re restarted again for lack of action and this fight has been less than thrilling. GdR finally lands some hard shots. Another right hand by GdR. Some more hard shots by GdR and she won the round with that last 90 seconds 10-9.
Round 3 – GdR is opening up now and lands another right hand. Again they’re clinched up against the cage. Yamanaka really driving for a takedown now and she has decent positioning but she can’t finish it and lands a knee to the groin. After a recovery break the women both come out firing hard and both land. Leg kick by Yamanaka. Head kick by GdR lands hard and Yamanaka takes it. GdR with a few more nice punches and kicks and the fight ends. 10-9 GdR for the clean sweep on my card.
Official scorecards: 30-27 across the board. Germaine de Randamie wins by unanimous decision.
Adlan Amagov vs. Keith Berry – Round 1 – Spinning back kick to the body by Amagov. Another shot that drops Berry, Amagov tries to flurry on the ground and the fight is stopped. Bad stoppage, weird fight all around. Adlan Amagov wins by TKO (ref stoppage – punches), 0:48 of Round 1.
Miesha Tate vs. Julie Kedzie – Round 1 – They’re trading some big snots now and Kedzie is landing the better shots. Huge head kick by Kedzie! Tate is hurt now. Kedzie keeps tagging her. Body kick lands for Kedzie now. Tate with a right hand and pushes Kedzie into the cage. Kedzie turns her and lands a few nice elbows and now a hard body kick. Kedzie defends a takedown attempt well and then lands a big right hand, and another ahrd right. Tate with an overhand right now and she tries for a takedown but can’t get it. Kedzie is mauling her this round. Now Kedzie drops her and Tate almost locks up an armbar as the round ends. 10-9 Kedzie.
Round 2 – Kedzie landing early again. Tate with a takedown and Kedzie looks for a triangle, landing some elbows to the face now. Tate gets out, she’s on the back now with a body triangle locked in. The rear naked choke looks like it might be locked in for Tate but Kedzie turns. Miesha is looking for the arm triangle but it’s not there. Kedzie looks to get up and Tate pulls a guillotine but was in bad position. Tate looking for the takedown again after Kedzie gets back up. 10-9 Tate.
Round 3 – Kedzie stuffs a takedown and lands a side kick to the body. Kedzie with a big head kick and Tate is dropped. Kedzie on top landing elbows, hammerfists and big punches. Tate looking for a submission now. Tate looks for an armbar now. Kedzie doing a nice job of keeping her stacked to prevent the submission from getting locked in. Kezdie using her leg to break up Tate’s hands, but Tate locks it back in and after a long struggle Kedzie is forced to tap out. What an incredible fight. Great, great, great fight. Miesha Tate wins by submission (armbar), round 2.
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