Strikeforce Results: ‘Rousey vs. Kaufman’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Aug 18, 2012

Strikeforce “Rousey vs. Kaufman” Fight Card


Sherdog.com will report the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif., at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with play-by-play and live results of Strikeforce “Rousey vs. Kaufman,” which is headlined by Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman.

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Bobby Green vs. Matt Ricehouse


Round 1
Ricehouse trips Green to the ground after a kick, but Green hops right back up. Ricehouse flicks out a low kick which Green catches and shoves away. Ricehouse clips Green in an exchange and circles around the perimeter of the cage. Green chases him down and connects with a hook, but eats a punch and a hard outside leg kick in return. Still stalking forward on Ricehouse, Green catches his man in the Thai plum with a knee up the middle. Green backs Ricehouse into the fence and gets off some shots punches and leg kicks, but soon after is backed away by some stiff right hands. Ricehouse tries to attack with knees, but Green shoves him off and buckles Ricehouse’s legs with a big right hand in an exchange. Ricehouse is on rubber legs as he tries to circle away, Green attacking and giving chase with more combos and uppercuts. Ricehouse seems to have righted the ship with 90 seconds left in the first round. He lands a leg kick and takes a knee to the cup, but recovers after a few seconds. Green hits a takedown with seconds left in the round and cracks Ricehouse with a pair of knees on their way back up.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Green
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Green
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Green

Round 2
Ricehouse opens up in a hurry, throwing a three-punch combo and finishing with a leg kick which has Green shaking his head. Green catches a kick and tries to drill Ricehouse with a knee, can’t find it. Ricehouse has a shot stuffed and gets punished with a knee to the body in the ensuing clinch. Green covers up to block a pair of wide hooks, shoots a right hand in return and shakes off another leg kick. Green doesn’t like his chances on the next clinch, so he breaks it off and goes back to chasing Ricehouse with long punches. Green is raising his arms, trying to goad Ricehouse into engaging as he circles the outside. Green is landing body kicks, leg kicks and hard jabs almost at will, as he can easily predict the movement of Ricehouse. Another takedown try is stuffed by Green, and he gives Ricehouse another knee to the body. Green shoves Ricehouse into the fence with 50 seconds left. Ricehouse doesn’t go down, so Green hops on his back standing and rides Ricehouse to the mat. Green can’t secure the position and Ricehouse slips out before time expires to lean Green into the cage.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Green
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Green
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Green

Round 3
Green lands an uppercut and wags a mocking finger at Ricehouse, then continues making faces as he walks down the less active fighter. Green isn’t giving Ricehouse any space as he moves around the outside, then closes the gap even further with a clinch on the fence. Green drags him down momentarily, but Ricehouse gets back up and the pair splits with 3:00 to go. Green lands a hard punch to the gut, a slapping low kick and then a switch kick to Ricehouse’s face. Ricehouse is landing the occasional right hand, but they’re few and far between. Now it’s an underhook for Ricehouse, though Green doesn’t keep his back on the fence for more than a few seconds. Ricehouse slugs with a left-right that snaps back Green’s head; Green tries to play it off, indicating that the right hand landed on his neck. Ricehouse lands a right leg kick, misses when he goes high. Green gets stood up on a last-second takedown attempt.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Green (30-27 Green)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Green (30-27 Green)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Green (30-27 Green)

Official result: All three judges score the bout 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Bobby Green.

Hiroko Yamanaka vs. Germaine de Randamie


Round 1
De Randamie creeps forward on the backpedaling Yamanaka, twice grazing the Japanese fighter with hard right hands. Yamanaka bounces on her feet, moving her head, but she still takes another right on the chin. Not much offense coming from Yamanaka, just a few outside leg kicks. She pulls up short on a punch and gets cracked with another right hand. Midway through the round, de Randamie comes over the top with a right. Yamanaka seems unfazed by the strikes, but she’s also not throwing anything in return. A punching exchange turns into a clinch, and Yamanaka takes advantage of the situation to shove de Randamie into the fence. De Randamie defends well with an underhook and turns Yamanaka around. Yamanaka gets the outside again and throws a pair of knees to the body. Referee Mike Beltran doesn’t like what he’s seeing and splits them up with 20 seconds left, but all that comes of it is a leg kick from Yamanaka and a blocked high kick by de Randamie.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 de Randamie
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 de Randamie
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 de Randamie

Round 2
The second round starts much like the first, with de Randamie stalking Yamanaka around the cage and landing right hands when she gets into range. Yamanaka is scoring with the occasional leg kick, but she’s mostly a moving target for de Randamie’s wide punches. Two minutes in, Yamanaka gets the clinch and works to trip de Randamie to the canvas. De Randamie defends well again and this time socks Yamanaka with shorts right hands as they grapple on the cage. Yamanaka switches to a single-leg and tries to run de Randamie down, but instead just runs her across the cage. Yamanaka is doing nothing, just clinging onto de Randamie, who throws frustrating right hands. Ref Beltran breaks them up again and a combo from de Randamie sends Yamanaka stumbling backward into the fence. Yamanaka slips the next big right, but her eye is already showing damage from de Randamie’s power hand. More big punches from de Randamie in the last half-minute and this is looking like a lost cause for Yamanaka.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 de Randamie
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 de Randamie
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 de Randamie

Round 3
The first big right hand from de Randamie comes about 10 seconds into the round. Yamanaka tries to fight inside on the fence, but de Randamie won’t stay there. Another left jab-overhand right crashes into Yamanaka’s face. Finally, Yamanaka land a solid right hand; unfortunately for her, de Randamie is already throwing a harder two-piece combo to make the Smackgirl vet pay. Yamanaka clinches again and tries to drag de Randamie down along the fence, but de Randamie is showing great defense. Yamanaka switches from a waistlock to a double-leg and knees de Randamie below the belt. De Randamie takes a minute to recover and gets back to throwing bombs. They trade right hands in the center of the cage and Yamanaka grabs hold of de Randamie for a hip toss. De Randamie blocks it and gets bullied into the fence, where Yamanaka again doesn’t do much. Ref Beltran doesn’t have to split them up this time, as de Randamie breaks away and charges with a right hand. Yamanaka is just getting thumped in every exchange; even when she lands a punch, it seems to carry a fraction of de Randamie’s power. Down the last minute, de Randamie scores with hooks, a head kick and even a front kick to the face.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 de Randamie (30-27 de Randamie)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 de Randamie (30-27 de Randamie)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 de Randamie (30-27 de Randamie)

Official result: All three judges score the bout 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Germaine de Randamie.

Adlan Amagov vs. Keith Berry


Round 1
Amagov lands first with a spinning kick to the ribs about 30 seconds in. A moment later, Amagov push-kicks the lead knee out from under Berry, and Berry hits the deck. Amagov swarms, throwing a flurry of punches which are mostly blocked, and referee Herb Dean waves this one off. Berry gets up immediately and protests, upset about what seemed to be an early stoppage. Nonetheless, this one stands, and Adlan Amagov gets the TKO win just 48 seconds into round one.

Julie Kedzie vs. Miesha Tate


Round 1
Tate comes out firing hard punches, knocking Kedzie with a left hand, but Kedzie answers back with a hard left head kick and follow-up punches. Kedzie lands an uppercut and Tate answers with a couple outside leg kicks. Tate eats another hard punch as she runs Kedzie into the fence and drives a knee to the body. Kedzie throws an elbow on the top, causing Tate to lean lower. Kedzie turns her around now and lays a forearm across Tate’s throat before letting go, landing an elbow and a low kick. Tate dives on a single-leg which is stuffed by Kedzie. North-south position for Kedzie and she lets Tate back up. Halfway through the first round and Tate is looking rough, throwing slow punches and getting eaten up with counters by Kedzie. Another shot stuffed by Kedzie; she lets Tate up and blasts her with a wide right. Kedzie sprawls on another shot, stands Tate back up and punishes her with an elbow and knees on the fence. Kedzie lands an outside leg kick, sprawls on a shot and punches Tate’s body. Kedzie side-kicks Tate to the ground and gives chase, but Tate throws up a triangle choke and rolls to mount, then back to the ground. Time runs out with Tate trying for an armbar.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Kedzie
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Kedzie
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Kedzie

Round 2
Tate tries to get inside but Kedzie takes advantage with a clinch on the fence. When Tate tries to trip Kedzie down, Kedzie lands nearly in back control, then slaps on a triangle when Tate turns over. From her back, Kedzie throws elbows and isolates the left arm of Tate with her legs. Tate uses her free right arm to elbow Kedzie’s thigh while she’s trapped in the position. Tate transitions to back mount and Kedzie tripods up, trying to sneak out the backdoor. She can’t, and Tate cinches up a body-triangle before hunting for the rear-naked choke. It’s under the chin, but only with Tate’s right arm, and Kedzie twists to put her back on the canvas and escape danger. Tate tries a guillotine as they roll but Kedzie avoids this as well and scrambles to her feet with just over a minute left. Tate goes for a double-leg and Kedzie widens her base against the cage post. Tate finally drags Kedzie down but it’s Kedzie who lands the last half-dozen punches as the lean against the cage.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Tate
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Tate
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Tate

Round 3
Kedzie kicks out the lead leg of Tate, who spins to the ground but is allowed back up. Kedzie sprawls on another shot and stalks Tate, landing a left high kick, shin-to-face. Tate hangs on to consciousness as Kedzie tries to pound her out at the base of the cage. Tate turns away from the cage with her guard open, then throws her legs up for an armbar. She’s got Kedzie’s right arm trapped, and Kedzie tries to roll over the top. Kedzie remains calm, stacking Tate underneath and trying to keep Tate from straightening the arm. They remain in the position for the better part of a minute, until Tate flips Kedzie over the top and finally straightens out the armbar. Kedzie is doing everything she can to resist tapping, including using her foot to keep Tate’s hands out of position. Kedzie pops her head loose of Tate’s legs, but Tate rolls to her side, cranks the arm and forces Kedzie to tap out. Miesha Tate completes the comeback victory at 3:28 of the third round.

Ovince St. Preux vs. T.J. Cook


Round 1
St. Preux fires a high kick and backs out of the way of a one-two from Cook, who gets off a couple hard leg kicks inside. “OSP” responds with another left head kick, takes another chopping strike to the leg. The light heavyweights clinch up and jockey for position on the fence, neither getting anywhere before they split. St. Preux takes a hard left hook to the ribs, but comes right back winging punches and clips Cook with a left hook on the temple. Cook crumbles to the base of the fence and St. Preux throws hands while Cook somehow gets back to his feet. Cook comes off the cage and stings St. Preux with a punch, then lays a forearm on OSP’s throat and socks him with right hands on the fence. The fighters take 20 seconds to reset and ref Mike Beltran call for action. Cook lunges in with an overhand right, slips an uppercut from St. Preux and stifles a left high kick. Cook is landing some good punches to the body, but he slips on one and allows St. Preux to take him down along the fence. St. Preux frames up a keylock on the far arm, can’t get it and tries to mount. Cook comes out the backdoor and they finish the round on the feet.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 St. Preux
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 St. Preux
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 St. Preux

Round 2
A sluggish start to the second round as the 205ers spend the better part of a minute feeling out the distance. Ref Beltran calls for action and St. Preux throws a kick to the body, then has a high kick go off Cook’s forearm. St. Preux is keeping Cook on the end of his long punches, but not landing anything significant. An inside thigh kick goes astray and Cook takes a minute to recover from the low blow. Soon after they resume, St. Preux hits a double-leg and puts Cook’s back on the mat. St. Preux leans from right to left in side control, then changes to north-south, perhaps looking for a choke. He switches back to side control and gets his head caught under Cook’s left arm. OSP extracts the head and steps into full mount with half a minute remaining. Cook rolls, gives up his back and then rolls over again. St. Preux finishes the round in mount but can’t polish off Cook.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 St. Preux
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 St. Preux
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 St. Preux

Round 3
St. Preux comes out throwing measured, straight left hands with bad intentions, and Cook takes one square on the jaw. Cook is unconscious before he crashes to the ground, forcing referee Beltran to rush in and stop the fight. Ovince St. Preux is the winner via knockout, 20 seconds into round three.

Lumumba Sayers vs. Anthony Smith


Round 1
Sayers takes the middle of the cage, forcing Smith to the outside and ducking Smith’s punch when he comes to throw. Sayers gets the takedown but Smith stifles it and steps into full mount; Sayers is forced to cling on underneath while Smith tries to drop elbows on top. Smith tries to change to knee-on-belly and instead loses the position, then has his back taken in a scramble. Sayers gives it up after a kimura attempt, and he’s bleeding from the left side of his head. Smith has a kick caught, backs out and then comes back to chop out Sayers’ lead leg. Smith tries to back out of the way of a Sayers right hand and falls to the ground. Sayers gives chase, but it proves a bad decision, as Smith locks up a triangle choke almost instantly, forcing Sayers to tap out at the 3:52 mark.

Tarec Saffiedine vs. Roger Bowling


Round 1
Bowling tries a straight punch on the southpaw and gets clipped with a counter hook. A leg kick and a left hand to the body work better, and Bowling has Saffiedine dropping his hands after the next exchange. Bowling keeps the body blows coming while Saffiedine starts working some leg kicks and misses with a knee in the Thai plum. The next knee gets through, but Bowling keeps coming forward with sizzling shots to the body and hard leg kicks inside. Saffiedine ties up and puts Bowling on the fence, where Bowling reverses and releases. Half the round down and Saffiedine lands an inside leg kick, blocks a high kick and lands a pair of knees in the plum. Bowling goes after a double-leg, gets shut down and has his back turned to the cage. Nice knee to the gut by Saffiedine and he lets go after a level elbow. Bowling gives chase and tries for another double-leg, but is again snuffed out.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Saffiedine
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Bowling
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Saffiedine

Round 2
Less than a minute into the round, Bowling throws a left hook to the body and Saffiedine pushes him away with his open left hand, accidentally sticking a finger in Bowling’s eye. Bowling gets checked by the cageside physician and is cleared to continue a minute later. The welterweights get back to action by trading kicks, followed by a two-piece combo from Saffiedine, a front kick and an inside leg kick. Bowling comes inside to throw hands but gets wrapped up by Saffiedine, who pushes his man against the fence. Bowling tries to frustrate with palm strikes to the head, then drags Saffiedine down when he gets a little space. Saffiedine hops right back up and pops his head loose from a guillotine, then stifles a trip attempt and goes back to leaning on Bowling. Last 90 seconds of the middle round now and the pair breaks off. Bowling stays active down the stretch with some hard leg kicks and overhand punches, though Saffiedine gets off a few good counters in the waning seconds.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Saffiedine
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Saffiedine
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Saffiedine

Round 3
Bowling is aggressive once again, throwing hard punches to the head and body of Saffiedine, who tries to stay out of range and pick at Bowling with leg kicks. Saffiedine’s left hook is keeping the slowing Bowling at bay now, but an ill-timed spinning kick allows Bowling to grab hold of Saffiedine’s leg and initiate the clinch. Saffiedine stays vertical and puts Bowling on the cage in the Thai plum, then gets reversed. They exchange outside position again with two minutes left and Saffiedine spends a minute pressing him on the fence. Bowling throws some hard, wild punches and gets picked off by Saffiedine, who spins to take Bowling’s back after a failed shot. Saffiedine tries to finish with a rear-naked choke but can’t get his forearm under the throat before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Saffiedine (30-27 Saffiedine)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Saffiedine (29-28 Saffiedine)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Saffiedine (30-27 Saffiedine)

Official result: All three judges score the bout 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Tarec Saffiedine.

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Derek Brunson


Round 1
Brunson takes the outside, firing kicks to the body of Jacare, who stalks out from the center. Brunson rushes with punches and eats a nasty right hand counter from Jacare. Brunson starts to get up, takes another pair of punches on the temples and goes down again. Two more right hands on the ground turn out Brunson’s lights for good, and referee Mike Beltran steps in for the save at the 41-second mark of round one.

Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman


Round 1
Rousey throws a flurry of punches to close the gap, clinches up and puts Kaufman on the fence. Rousey drags her to the ground and has an armbar attempt less than 30 seconds into the opening round. Kaufman rolls with the hold, defending off her back and then trying to stack up to loosen Rousey’s grip. It’s no use: Rousey stretches out the right arm and Kaufman has no choice but to tap out. Rousey retains her Strikeforce 135-pound title and picks up another first-round armbar submission victory -- the sixth in a row to begin her MMA career -- after just 54 seconds.

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