Julia Budd vs Ronda Rousey, Slated for Strikeforce Event in November
A female bout was added to Strikeforce's November event, as Julia Budd and Ronda Rousey will meet at the rumored Strikeforce Challengers 20.
Although there are negotiations arising with regards to the future of women’s MMA, Strikeforce still continues to add female bouts into its upcoming events.
All set for a November show, Canadian-based – Julia Budd – will be facing Judo fighter — Ronda Rousey. The promotion hasn’t announced the exact name of the card, but it will likely be the Strikeforce Challengers 20 and it is expected to be held at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
A fitness model and a personal trainer at the same time, Julia Budd will be making her fourth bout under the Strikeforce where she currently boasts a record of 2-1. Budd made her official debut last October 2010 with a TKO victory over Shana Olsen. In her most recent fight, “The Jewell” defeated her fellow Muay Thai fighter, Germaine de Randamie, by a unanimous decision.
Ronda Rousey (3-0 MMA, 1-0 SF), on the other hand, is looking forward to remaining on the win column. The former Olympic bronze medalist made her Strikeforce debut last August with a submission victory over Sarah D’Alelio. Rousey currently holds a record of six MMA bouts, each of which ended through an armbar in less than a minute.
For the finalized date and fight card for November’s event, stay tuned to Fighting Insider.View Article Source »