Ever since Ronda Rousey finished Julia Budd in 39 seconds and called out the Strikeforce bantamweight women’s champion Miesha Tate, they have both been going back and forth with each other in a bitter twitter quarrel. It now looks like the quick armbars and Chael Sonnen like comments have gotten Rousey her wish as MMAWeekly.com broke word today that she will face off against the champ Meisha Tate on March 3 in Columbus, OH.
Rousey who is a former Olympic bronze medalist in Judo rose to fame in the MMA world by going 4-0 in her pro career with all four of wins coming by way of armbar submission in under one minute time.
Tate last fought in July when she won the belt against Marloes Coenen at the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson card in Chicago.
Most folks including Tate believed that Rousey did not deserve the title shot and former champ Sarah Kaufman (who previously defeated Tate) did. Critics will obviously be critics, but this is going to be a fight for the masses.
Tate has won six fights in a row and will look to challenge the budding starlet Rousey on March 3 in Columbus, OH and the Nationwide Arena.