Thursday, November 8, 2012

Rousey reportedly signs with the UFC

It seems as if history has been made, several media sources are reporting that STRIKEFORCE Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey has become the first female fighter to sign with ZUFFA's Ultimate Fighting Championship.

For now, it seems as if the best female fighter in the world will be joining the top mixed martial arts promotion in the world and automatically become the promotion's women's bantamweight champion. Once reports broke, first by media rumor mill, it became clear that reports of STRIKEFORCE's closure were imminent. Why else would they allow one of their top fighters to get out of their contract?

Whatever the reasoning or case may be, it has become more than evident that women's MMA is becoming to be taken seriously by some of the more important people in the sport.

As more news and reports break, there'll be more to these reports. Until then...

UPDATE: Since this was posted, Miesha Tate tweeted that she has also signed with the UFC.

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Strikeforce set for 'Night of Champions' in 2013

After injuries plagued the final two STRIKEFORCE events of 2012, the ZUFFA owned promotion will begin the new year with three title fights and one farewell fight for one dominating heavyweight.

Several injuries to top fighters forced SHOWTIME and STRIKEFORCE to cancel events on September 29 in Sacramento, Calif. and November 3 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The title fights on those cards have been rescheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2013 and will take place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC. The event will include title defenses by Gilbert Melendez, Nate Marquadt and Luke Rockhold.

STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier will also be on the card, in what will likely be his final appearance in the promotion.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Latest for MMA Valor: Sefo and NBC sports...

No UFC or StrikeforceBellator not doing it for you? Well, have no worries MMA fans. Introducing World Series of Fighting, the world’s newest MMA promotion which is set to make its debut this Saturday, November 3rd.
Unlike other MMA promotions,World Series of Fighting is debuting on a major sports network. NBC Sports has taken the leap of faith and is hoping to cash in on the debut promotion. Not only does WSOF have a partnership with NBC in-place, but they have a star-studded roster of former UFC fighters prepared to take the reins.
Starting at the top, President Ray Sefo is a well-known and well-respected name in the fight community. As a former K-1 and MMA fighter, Sefo is well versed in combat sports and knows what it takes to be a champion. This has helped in his quest to find the right fighters for read the rest click the link below.