Let's Take a Look 2: Strikeforce's Ronda vs Sarah

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Which Fight Are You Most Excited For!?!?!?!

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  1. Ronda vs Sarah MAN, come on!!!

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  2. OSP vs COOK! This SP doesn't lay'n'pray!

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  3. Tarec vs Roger, can't get enough of them welterweights.

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  4. Jacare vs Brunson! We could have the next Middleweight #1 Contender here!

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  5. Lumumba vs Anthony!!!!!! Why am I watching this event again?

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  1. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    This Summer has been nothing short of a Treat MMA wise,
    another month seeing a Strikeforce event,
    another weekend full of action.


    Strikeforce: Ronda Rousey vs Sarah Kaufman


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    First, we have to take a look at the Title fight,
    featuring a premier Judo-practitioner/Olympian
    going up against a boxing friendly Canadian.

    Sarah is 15-1, with 10 of her wins coming via KO,
    her most recent being in April of 2011.
    She has a wealth of experience over the Champion,
    having already been a Champ herself in several Organizations.
    Kaufman is 26 years young, ranked #2 p4p in the world,
    and notably, her lone loss came via submission, the Arm-bar.

    Ronda is one year younger than Sarah, 25, a black belt in Judo,
    and has competed in a weight class above Kaufman in her short time with the sport.
    All five of her wins have came in the first round,
    including her title fight, all finished by a form of Arm-bar.

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    Second on the table, we have Ronald vs Derek, two veterans of the sport,
    but Souza being the fighter with a proven status.
    Brunson is a 3-time all-American wrestler,
    28 years old, and holds a 9-1 record;
    his lone loss coming in his first championship fight. Souza on the other hand,
    is 4 years the elder, at 32, fighting out of Team Blackhouse with a record of 15-3-1
    (1 no-contest).
    He lost his first title fight as well, years ago,
    before claiming the Strikeforce title in August, 2010.

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    Tarec vs Roger is a fight the could have implications in the Welterweight title picture;
    Saffiedine was rumored for a rematch with Woodley up until recently.
    Tarec is at the bright young age of 25, a black belt in Shihaishinkai-Karate,
    and holds a record of 12-3. He fights out of the touted Team Quest,
    going 5-1 in his past six, his lone loss coming to Woodley via decision.
    Bowling on the other hand is 30 years old, holds an 11-2 record, and went 4-2 in his last 6-fights.
    He only has one win over a credible opponent.

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    Anthony Smith vs Lumumba Sayers
    This is a fight I REALLY need to take a look at, I don't know about you guys.
    Lumumba is 6-2, fighting in Strikeforce since 2011, losing only his FIRST bout,
    to Derek Brunson. Anthony on the other hand, who's 16-8, 24 years old,
    normally fights a weight-class above and has only fought in 2 Strikeforce:
    Challenger
    cards (The development league of Strikeforce). However,
    it is worth noting Anthony hasn't fought with Strikeforce since losing their back in November of 2011,
    he has since rallied off two wins for two separate organizations;
    both fights being finishing before round 3.

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    OSP vs Cook finalizes (or begins) a stellar card on Strikeforce. Like I said before,
    on paper, name wise, these guys might not look like all that, but if you do a bit of research,
    you can really only assume ONE fighter as a "can" type...Neither of these men being that guy.
    Cook is 12-4, losing his last fight at a Strikeforce: Challengers event. He is 29 years young,
    and 4-1 in his past 5-fights; all finished before the final bell. O.S.P. on the other-hand, is 11-5,
    going 8-1 his past 9-fights, his lone loss coming via decision to Gegard Mousasi.
    Ovince is still largely unproven,
    as is Cook,
    but St.Preux has more credible wins under his belt during his short career.


    What do you think about the event? Worth watching?
    Tell me which fight is your FAVORITE!​
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  2. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    I'll look for some highlight videos of each fighter tomorrow or the day after!
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  3. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    highlights

    Ronda Rousey


    Sarah Kaufman

    (not the best highlight video ever)

    Ronald Souza


    Derek Brunson
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  4. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    Sarah Kaufman Quote

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    ( To make up for the highlight video :p )
    Sarah kept it professional, staying away from saying anything along the lines of
    'I would like to take Ronda's head off'...
    Ronda isn't in her head (or is she?), so that's a good thing.


    At the same conference, Ronda had this to say:
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    Call me old-fashioned,
    but I'm a fan of Ronda's approach over the fellow Canadians.
    Either way I'm really looking forward to this fight.


    Anyone think Kaufman is taking this fight,
    or making it out of the First?
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  5. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    O.s.p.

    Ovince St.Preux
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    He had this to say about his previous fight in Strikeforce (with Mousasi):
    O.S.P. seems to be trying to set up a rematch in my eyes,
    as he has mentioned Gegard A LOT during his time with the Media for his up-coming fight against an entirely different fighter.
    I'm starting to get a little less confident about my pick :p.
    Either way what O.S.P. is doing is smart, as there isn't much contenders in the division, Gegard could make a claim to be one of them,
    to earn a shot @ the vacant title.
    If O.S.P. were to rally off some wins,
    a rematch/title shot would make sense.


    Does anyone think O.S.P. is correct in assuming he would beat Gegard in a rematch?
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  6. Tha Cunnysmythe

    Tha Cunnysmythe Unsavoury Negroid

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    can't remember the mousasi fight; sure i saw it

    no, mousasi would still murderate him

    also mousasi's one of the biggest mma disappointments ever
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  7. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    For some reason I'm on OSP's side here. After the Cook fight, maybe a move to a new camp, or at-least some moving around and training with other folks,
    and I think Ovince is a problem.
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  8. LungZzZ

    LungZzZ Well-Known Member

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    A final look before the fights!!!!

    Make any last changes fast folks,
    Strikeforce is right around the CORNER!!!!!!
    Here are some final weigh-in photos!!


    Ronda Rousey vs Sarah Kaufman
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    Ronald vs Derek
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    Tarec vs Roger
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    Lumumba Sayers vs Anthony Smith
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    O.S.P. vs T.J. Cook
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    Only pick I feel a little shaky about after the weigh-ins is Jacare.
    What about you guys?
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