91.9
Decision
15:00
      Pennington was beating up Tate with her jabs & overall boxing for the first 2 minutes of the opening round, until Tate clinched and shot for a takedown. Pennington stuffed it, and cranked on a front choke that literally lifted Tate into the sky multiple times. She had Tate's head completely upside down against Tate's own stomach. That was a fucking BRUTAL choke, but Tate somehow escaped. Tate finally scored a takedown with around 90 seconds left in the round. Tate tried to take her back, but Pennington worked her way back to her feet and blasted Tate with some brutal elbows to the thigh. Tate worked some serious grappling there, but I thought that round went pretty clearly go Pennington for controlling the striking, as well as that fucking INSANE choke. So yeah, one round in the books for Pennington.
     The second round started with some solid boxing by Pennington again, and then Tate went back to the clinching 90 seconds into the round, as she started digging for another takedown, while Pennington continued to stuff the shit out of her shots. Pennington took control with the back clinch and threw Tate around a little bit, but Tate grabbed the cage a couple of times to stay on her feet. Tate threw some solid knees from the clinch, while Pennington tried to work some dirty boxing. By the end of the round, Tate was still clinching, and Pennington opened up on her with some big punches. Tate landed some good shots, but I have Pennington ahead 2-0 going into the final round.
     Tate started the final round by trying to pull guard, in an effort to avoid Pennington's boxing. Tate started working for armbars & triangles, but in the meantime, Pennington was destroying her with big punches from the sky while avoiding too much danger. Pennington escaped the danger of the ground game, went for a 10-Finger Guillotine choke from the mount, and Tate escaped by going for a heel hook, but she didn't really come very close to finishing it. Tate shot for another takedown, and Pennington stuffed the shot and went back to working for another front choke. Pennington threw Tate down with 30 seconds left in the round, and continued to beat her up with big punches. I've been a huge fan of Raquel Pennington since the first time I saw her fight, and I couldn't be happier to see her beat a former Champion, and also her mentor on the Ultimate Fighter, in Miesha Tate. That fight was fantastic, and it was easily the biggest win of Pennington's career, as all 3 judges scored the fight for Pennington, for the unanimous decision victory.
93.7
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
3:16
      They were testing the waters for the first minute, and then Tate took Nunes down aggressively, but Nunes stood right back up. Tate shot for another takedown, Nunes whipped her to the ground, stood back up, almost blasted Tate with an illegal knee, and then started beating the shit out of her with some crisp boxing. Tate is getting jacked halfway through the opening round. Tate shot for another takedown, and Nunes grabbed her back. Tate's face is bleeding all over the place. Nunes locked on a rear-naked choke, and basically crushed Tate's jaw, forcing her to submit. That was an outstanding finish for Amanda Nunes. I've been on the Nunes war wagon for a long time now, but I picked Tate over her for some reason here. Back when Rousey was undefeated, I was saying Nunes would be the one to take her out. Holy shit though, she just fucking MAULED Tate in the first round in the biggest UFC event of all time. Congrats to Nunes, she's a fucking beast!
92.5
Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
23:30
      The first round was somewhat uneventful, with both fighters landing a few decent shots, but I didn't think either fighter had an obvious advantage. Holm probably landed a few more power shots, so I gave the first round to Holm. The second round had Tate finishing a body lock takedown, and then she beat the shit out of Holm with elbows from side control, before nearly finishing the fight with a rear-naked choke late in the round. AWESOME round for Tate, and the score is all tied up going into the third round.
     The third round was somewhat uneventful, but I scored it slightly for Tate, based on a few of the combinations that she landed. The fourth round goes to Holm, mostly for some hard combinations she landed late in the round. Really, this fight is up in the air, going into the final round, but it's PROBABLY being scored in Holm's favor by most judges. The final round started, Tate grabbed Holm, yanked her to the ground with a desperate takedown, she grabbed her back, locked on a rear-naked choke, Holm tried to flip over head first to escape, Tate refused to let go, and she put Holm to sleep. FUCK YEAH! Miesha Tate is the new UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion!!! That's fucking awesome.
92.4
Decision
15:00
      This fight was badass. I was nervous in the first round, because Eye was blasting Tate in the face with punches, leaving her with a bloody nose, and a very red face, but by the end of the round, Tate was grappling the shit out of her, after she ROCKED her with a giant punch. The second round hate Eye looking nervous, and Tate rocked her again, and slaughtered her on the ground, once again grappling the shit out of her, smothering her, and smashing her with elbows. The third round had Tate taking the fight to the ground, looking for a rear-naked choke, but Eye did a good job holding onto Tate's hands to defend the choke, but she wasn't really doing anything offensive. In the end, I scored the fight 30-27 for Miesha Tate, and all 3 judges agreed, giving her the unanimous decision. She TRIED to finish though, Tate got wild, and was going for the kill there at the end of the fight. Awesome fight overall, and I think Tate deserves another shot at Rousey. I mean... Who else is left, other than more rematches, like Alexis Davis?
89.9
Decision (Majority)
15:00
      This was a pretty good scrap. McMann rocked Tate early in the first round, knocking her to the ground, and beating her up for most of the round, so that was a clear round in favor of McMann, maybe even a 10-8 round. The last two rounds though, I gave to Meisha Tate, and for the most part, it sounds like the judges agreed with me, resulting in a majority decision victory for Meisha Tate. That would have been a HUGE win for McMann, but really all it does is secure Tate's spot at the top of the ladder. So... Is she going to get another title shot at some point? Or...?
89.7
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty good female fight, between one of the most popular female fighters in the UFC (Miesha Tate), and one of the most popular female fighters in Japan (Rin Nakai). It sort of sucks to see Rin Nakai's insane undefeated streak come to an end, via a decision, BUT, Miesha Tate pretty much controlled the pace of the fight, landed a lot more strikes, and was able to pretty much nullify the grappling offense of Nakai. So yeah, I gave the fight to Miesha Tate, 30-27, and pretty much everybody agrees with that score I think.
91.3
Decision
15:00
      SHIT. I really wanted Carmouche to win this fight, and she looked good in the first round, and the first half of the second round, but ultimately, I gave the second round to Tate for her submission attempts, and then she clearly dominated the fight in the third round, so even though I wanted Carmouche to win, I gave the fight to Tate, 29-28, and so did all 3 judges. Still a really good grappling match by both fighters though.
95.5
Submission (Armbar)
10:58
      This fight was fucking insane. The build up to this fight, resulted in two people that hate each other more than possibly anyone I've ever seen fight before. I've been a big Rousey fan for a while, so I wanted her to win this, but I can definitely understand why she lost a lot of fans after the way she acted on The Ultimate Fighter. WITH THAT BEING SAID, this fight was fucking awesome. Ronda's Judo throws were fucking insane, every time Miesha would shoot in for a takedown, Ronda would THROW HER across the octagon, and slam her down like a wet paper sack. Ronda is fucking brutal. In the end, Miesha put up a hell of a fight, but as usual, nobody can handle the Ronda Rousey armbar, and this time, Tate tapped before having her arm snapped. This fight was seriously awesome though, best fight I've seen in a while.
94.9
TKO (Knees & Elbow)
12:55
      Fuck yeah! To anybody that had issues with women coming to the UFC, this fight should hopefully prove that it was a foolish concern. So far, 2 out of 2 women's fights have been FUCKING INCREDIBLE. I gave the first round to Miesha Tate, because she looked to have clearly better wrestling & striking skills, and the second round started the same way, but by the end of that round, I gave Cat Zingano the second round. The third round was pretty much Zingano beating the shit out of Tate, until eventually she landed a series of HEAVY knees, followed by a big elbow, taking out Miesha Tate. Cat Zingano is legit, and I can't wait to see her fight Ronda Rousey for the championship!
93.4
Submission (Armbar)
13:28
      Holy shit, these women are crazy! Julie Kedzie came out in the first round, and beat the shit out of Miesha Tate with her BRUTAL striking skills. The second round I gave to Tate, due to her superior grappling skills, almost locking on multiple submissions and completely controlling the ground game. The third round was a combination of the two, with Kedzie throwing some BRUTAL kicks and punches, but Tate locked on an armbar, and absolutely refused to let go, forcing Kedzie to eventually tap to the armbar. Amazing fight overall, possibly fight of the night.
98.0
Submission (Armbar)
4:27
      HOLY FUCK! That was one of the best fights I've ever seen. Rousey seemed unstoppable going into this fight, and she pretty much threw Tate around like a ragdoll, and showed some decent ground & pound. Tate is strong as fuck though, and she beat the hell out of Rousey as well, getting the better of her while standing, and even getting the better of her on the ground for a little while. There was so much back & forth action, I couldn't possibly try to do a play by play, all I know is, this was a legendary fight, one of the best fights ever in MMA history, and Ronda Rousey is the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. FUCKING BRUTAL ARMBAR. She broke Tate's arm in half. That was fucking brutal, and Tate didn't tap until her arm was already twisted up like a hose. Fucking BRUTAL victory for Ronda Rousey.
93.3
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
18:03
      This is probably the biggest female fight of all time, at this point. I had Miesha Tate ranked #1 in the world going into this fight (even though Coenen is the current Champion). Tate took her down at the start of the first round, and dominated her for the rest of the round with her wrestling. The second round looked like more of the same, but Coenen ended up getting on Tate's back, looking for a rear-naked choke, so she stole that round. The third round was close, with Tate securing the takedowns, and Coenen landing some solid strikes. The fourth round had Tate taking the fight back down to the ground, she was able to grind her way from one side to the other, locking in the arm-triangle choke, forcing Coenen to submit. That was a pretty exciting ending to this fight. Awesome performance by both girls, and huge victory, for the new Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion, Miesha Tate.
91.0
Decision
9:00
      OH SHIT, that was a pretty good fight. Tate beat up Akano in the first round, bullied her to the ground, and then almost got finished via some sort of figure four footlock or something. The first round was very close, and probably could have gone either way. The second round, Tate beat the shit out of Akano with her punches & kicks, and then used her wrestling to drag her to the ground, where Tate ended up on Akano's back, looking for the rear-naked choke, and then some other dumb ass referee almost stood them back up, while Tate was CLEARLY looking for a choke. Luckily, he let them continue, as Tate continued to grapple the shit out of Akano. The third round had Tate taking the fight back down to the ground, where Tate spent most of the round, trying to sink in another rear-naked choke. Miesha Tate looked pretty awesome tonight, in both of her fights, and she's definitely someone to keep an eye on in the future of this division.
89.2
Decision
6:00
      Miesha Tate played this fight pretty smart, getting the clinch, and took the fight to the ground. Tate started working for the Von Flue choke, pressing her shoulder into the throat of Kujala, and the referee didn't seem to recognize that as a submission, so he stopped them, and told them to get back to their feet, because they need to be working for submission. Dumb ass referee. The second round started in the clinch again, and Kujala landed a few nice knees to the body of Tate. They broke apart, and started throwing punches, and this time, when Tate got the clinch, she delivered some knees of her own. The second round was a pretty rugged scrap for both fighters, but I think Tate got the better of the fight as a whole, so I gave her the fight, and all 3 judges agreed, as Tate moves on to the next round of the tournament.
89.9
Submission (Armbar)
9:09
      You might be surprised by this, but... as usual, Tate took the fight to the ground in the first round, and tried to work her ground game on Frausto. Frausto did a pretty decent job defending, but didn't do a lot of damage with her strikes, so Tate secures the first round on the scorecards. Frausto landed some really nice kicks at the start of the second round, but Tate was able to take her down again, as she pressed her shoulder against the throat of Frausto, making her really uncomfortable for a couple of minutes, while the crowd started to boo. After another minute or so, Tate got the full mount, landed a few punches, grabbed Frausto's right arm, and finished her with the armbar. Frausto is tough as hell, as she fought off that armbar longer than I thought she would, but still, eventually she was forced to tap. Nice win for Miesha Tate.
89.2
Decision
9:00
      Like all of her other fights, Tate went straight for the takedown in the first round, and failed miserably, as Kaufman used her clinch to avoid the takedown, and beat up Tate on the feet. Tate finally secured a takedown at the very end of the round, but she didn't have any time left to do anything with it. The first round goes to Kaufman. Kaufman beat up Tate at the start of the second round as well, but Tate was able to secure a takedown, with two minutes left in the round. She spent the rest of the round in Kaufman's guard, beating her up with punches. Tate's grappling looked really good in the second round, leaving the scorecards all tied up going into the third round. The third round was similar to the first, with Kaufman doing an outstanding job defending against the takedowns, while beating up Tate in the process. So this fight goes to Kaufman, 29-28 on all scorecards. Tate really needs to add another dimension to her game, because it's becoming WAY too obvious that all she's going to do, is try to take you down. If you can defend against her takedown, then she can't do anything to you. Big win for Kaufman.
88.5
Decision
9:00
      Both of these girls are making their Strikeforce debuts here. Miesha Tate took Maxwell down to the ground early in the first round, she got the full mount, and then she beat the shit out of her for most of the round, going for an armbar with about one minute left on the clock. Maxwell tapped at the end of the round, but the referee didn't see it, so he let it go on for a few more seconds, and she was saved by the bell. That's a good example of why I think these 3 minute rounds are stupid, if the fight would have been normal 5 minute rounds, Maxwell would have a broken arm, and Tate would have a submission victory. The second round was more of the same, with Tate shooting for a takedown immediately, she got the full mount, and punched the shit out of Maxwell's face. The third round had Tate trying to secure another takedown, as she pressed Maxwell against the cage. The third round was kind of boring, but Tate CLEARLY won this entire fight (even though Maxwell ended the fight on Tate's back looking for a rear-naked choke), so congrats to Miesha Tate for a dominating performance, and a unanimous decision victory.