Strikeforce weigh-ins for tomorrow


COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 2, 2012) -  Female MMA stars Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey had a heated faceoff during Friday’s weigh in at the Columbus Convention Center as part of the Arnold Classic, just one day before Saturday night's STRIKEFORCE Women’s Bantamweight Championship, LIVE on SHOWTIME®  at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast), from Nationwide Arena. 


All 18 fighters participating in Saturday’s MMA event weighed in at the annual bodybuilding competition named after Arnold Schwarzenegger


Tate (12-2), of Yakima, Wash., will make the first defense of her title since shocking the MMA world and tapping out submission expert Marloes Coenen last July.  The aggressive wrestling expert may face her toughest opponent to date in Rousey (4-0), of Venice, Calif., the 2008 U.S. Olympic Bronze Medalist in Women’s Judo. 


In the co-feature, former STRIKEFORCE Lightweight Champion Josh Thomson (18-4, 1 NC), of San Jose, Calif., will face the hard-hitting KJ Noons (10-3), of San Diego, Calif.


A four-fight preliminary card televised LIVE on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 8 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) will precede the five-fight main card on SHOWTIME.  




Miesha Tate – 134 ½ pounds

Ronda Rousey – 134 ½ pounds


Josh Thomson - 155 pounds

K.J. Noons – 156 pounds


Paul Daley – 171 pounds

Kazuo Misaki – 169 ½ pounds


Scott Smith – 186 pounds

Lumumba Sayers – 185 pounds


Jacare Souza – 184 ½ pounds

Bristol Marunde – 184 pounds


Sarah Kaufman – 135 ½ pounds

Alexis Davis – 135 ½ pounds


Roger Bowling – 170 pounds

Brendon Saling – 170 ½ pounds


Caros Fodor – 155 ½ pounds

Pat Healy – 155 pounds


Ryan Couture – 154 ½ pounds

Conor Heun – 155 pounds


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