RONDA ROUSEY vs. SARAH KAUFMAN

866_lgAll Fighters Participating in Saturday’s Event Make Weight
From Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif.

Televised Saturday/TOMORROW Live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Preliminary card live on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Photo Credit: Esther Lin / SHOWTIME

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 17, 2012) – All fighters participating in Saturday’s STRIKEFORCE World Championship telecast made weight on Friday, just one day before they step into the cage at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif., live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

Women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) sensation Ronda Rousey (5-0), of Venice, Calif., will defend her STRIKEFORCE Bantamweight World Championship against former titleholder Sarah Kaufman (15-1), of British Columbia, Canada, in the SHOWTIME main event.

In the co-feature, former STRIKEFORCE titleholder Jacare Souza (15-3, 1 NC), of Brazil, will take on middleweight Derek Brunson (9-1), of Albuquerque, N.M.

In other fights on SHOWTIME: Tarec Saffiedine (12-3), of Temecula, Calif., will square off with fellow welterweight Roger Bowling (11-2), of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lumumba Sayers (6-2), of Denver, Colo., will face Anthony Smith (16-7), of Orange, County, Calif., at middleweight and former University of Tennessee football player Ovince Saint Preux (11-5), of Knoxville, Tenn., will battle T.J. Cook (12-4), of Ocala, Fla., at light heavyweight. Additional preliminary bouts will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

FINAL WEIGHTS:
STRIKEFORCE Women’s Bantamweight Championship – Five, 5-minute rounds
Ronda Rousey: 135 Pounds
Sarah Kaufman: 134 Pounds

STRIKEFORCE Middleweight Special Attraction – Three, 5-minute rounds
Jacare Souza: 186 Pounds
Derek Brunson: 186 Pounds

STRIKEFORCE Welterweight Special Attraction – Three, 5-minute rounds
Tarec Saffiedine: 169 ½ Pounds
Roger Bowling: 170 Pounds

STRIKEFORCE Middleweight Special Attraction – Three, 5-minute rounds
Lumumba Sayers: 185 Pounds
Anthony Smith: 186 Pounds

STRIKEFORCE Light Heavyweight Special Attraction – Three, 5-minute rounds
Ovince Saint Preux: 205 ½ Pounds
T.J. Cook: 203 Pounds

PRELIMINARY CARD ON SHOWTIME EXTREME – 8 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast)
STRIKEFORCE Women’s Bantamweight Special Attraction – Three, 5-minute rounds
Miesha Tate: 136 Pounds
Julie Kedzie: 135 Pounds

STRIKEFORCE Middleweight Special Attraction – Three, 5-minute rounds
Adlan Amagov: 186 Pounds
Keith Berry: 186 Pounds

STRIKEFORCE Women’s Featherweight Special Attraction – Three, 5-minute rounds
Hiroko Yamanaka: 145 Pounds
Germaine de Randamie: 144 Pounds

STRIKEFORCE Lightweight Special Attraction – Three, 5-minute rounds
Bobby Green: 155 Pounds
Matt Ricehouse: 155 Pounds

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