An up and coming star to look out for in female mixed martial arts right now is Ronda Rousey.
A former bronze medalist in Judo at the Beijing Olympic games in 2008, the 24 year-old has now turned her attentions to MMA, and the woman’s 145lb division, currently home to stars like Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos and Gina Carano.
After compiling a 3-0 amateur record and then winning in her pro debut earlier in the year, Rousey was earmarked as Carano’s replacement to fight Sarah D’alelio at this past weekend’s Strikeforce: Overeem Vs Werdum event, but much to her own dismay a previously booked fight at regional promotion ‘HardKnocks’ on the same night denied her that opportunity.
It meant that on Saturday night Rousey knew she had to get a win against Charmaine Tweet in order to keep her dreams of obtaining a four-fight deal with Strikeforce intact.
As you’ll see she did just that, displaying some flashes of her Judo skills and some Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu too as she claimed an early victory.
Though nothing is confirmed yet, all signs point to this promising talent being welcomed into the Strikeforce promotion, who are in dire need of more competition in the division, in the near future.