In a few hours, the Strikeforce MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) event will feature two women, Meisha Tate and Ronda Rousey as the main event fight. Strikeforce Tate vs Rousey, will be the biggest test yet for women's MMA. Will this MMA event featuring women fighters be a draw? We'll soon find out, and you can bet that it will be a determining factor in whether or not the UFC brings a women's division to the major leagues of MMA.
Meisha Tate is 12-2 in MMA and is on a six fight winning streak. More impressively, she's a finisher! Tate has 5 submissions and three KO/TKO's on her professional MMA fight resume. She's not stranger to the big show either, five of her fights have been in Strikeforce.
Ronda Rousey only has for professional MMA fights, but she's no joke. Rousey has dominated each opponent they've place in front of her, finishing them all off with an armbar submission. Not only has she finished all four fights with an armbar submission, she's finished all four fights quickly and efficiently. None of them went passed the first round. Finishing all her fights with an armbar submission has earned her the name The Arm Collector.
Tate vs Rousey is a great match up between to women at the highest level of MMA. Tate has a lot of experience and will be ready with escapes and armbar defense, so look for a lot of chingasos and a stand up war for most of the fight.
While this fight has the makings of fight of the year, the question of whether it can draw an audience will still be on the back of the UFC and Dana White's mind. If you want to see a women's division in the UFC, make sure to tune in tonight and watch these ladies showcase their MMA skills.