Then and Now: What has changed in MMA since 2005?

A long term dynamic develops in every sport that sticks around for a while. A section of the fan base will inevitably compare the play of today to their heroes from yesteryear.  Whether it is the baseball fan that longs for the day where they didn’t have to worry about someone using performance enhancing drugs after every home run, or the football fan that yearns for the era of hard hitting and less complaining in the NFL. One thing is a common factor; this group wishes things would go back to

The Top 10 female fighters of all time – from Lucia Rijker to Ronda Rousey

UFC President Dana White has long gone on the record that the divisions in Women’s MMA are not deep enough for the UFC to support female fighters. That may be changing as women continue to make an impact in the sport, particularly on the heels of Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman.On the amateur fight circuit, this writer has personally seen female bouts double the attendance figures over an all-male card. If Dana White fails to see that aspect of it, there are plenty of other promoters who do, such as Scott

Strikeforce Recap: Ronda Rousey dominates again with first-round armbar

Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman is in the books and once again Ronda Rousey has pulled off a first-round submission via armbar. Rousey came out striking in order to push Kaufman up against the cage, where the champion took the fight ot the ground as planned with a Judo takedown. From there, she went to her bread and butter, and it was only a matter of time before Kaufman submitted to Rousey’s signature move.In other action, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza defeated Derek Brunson with a vicious right hand

Can Ronda Rousey carry WMMA on her shoulders?

Ronda Rousey will step into the Strikeforce cage this weekend to defend her Women’s Bantamweight for the first time this Saturday night. Facing former champion Sarah Kaufman, Rousey will look to extend her incredible streak of brutalizing first-round submission victories. However, there will be much more at stake than just another win for her. If she does win with her signature move, her popularity as the new face of Women’s MMA will skyrocket for certain. WMMA has been lacking in a certain star quality

Ronda Rousey to defend Strikeforce belt against Sarah Kaufman in August

A report has surfaced today that Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey will make her first title defense later this summer against former champ Sarah Kaufman. Tentatively set for August, there is not a confirmed date nor location as of yet.
Rousey is of course the most talked-about topic in WMMA currently, utilizing world-class Judo skills to slam her opponents and submit them seemingly at will. The first American woman ever to win an Olympic medal in Judo, Rousey