On Saturday, Strikeforce's bantamweight belt will be up for grabs, as Miesha Tate defends it for the first time. She's taking on Ronda Rousey, a judo specialist with Olympic credentials. Who has the better game?
Rousey is undefeated. She hasn't ever seen the second minute of a bout, much less the second round. All four of her wins were armbar submissions in the first minute. She may be a one-trick pony, but when her trick is so effective, who cares?
Tate has been fighting since 2007 and has a record of 12-2. Her last six wins were three submissions, two decisions and a knockout. Tate won the belt with a fourth-round arm triangle of Marloes Coenen. She is well-rounded and has much more experience in the cage than Rousey.
- Ronda Rousey
- Miesha Tate