Sunday, August 19, 2012
Miesha Tate escapes with a win over Julie Kedzie
Here is the match video for Miesha Tate vs Julie Kedzie from last night's Strikeforce show. The prelims were aired only in the US so I think a lot of folks didn't see it. I found an online stream so I watched it live. In the last few days, Miesha has been flapping her gums about wanting a rematch with Ronda Rousey. I thought she was looking past Julie. That's a cardinal sin of the fight business. Of course Julie's recent fights have been terrible. I guess she realized that she wasn't going to get many more chances. So she was very aggressive in round one and nailed Miesha with stikes. Julie won round one. She continues in round two but then Miesha got her back long enough to win the round. In round three, Julie knocked Miesha down with a kick to the face. But then she made a mistake and rushed in and got caught in Miesha's guard. This led to an armbar and Miesha got the win. Afterwards, Miesha admitted that she gave a poor performance and doesn't deserve a rematch with Ronda. That's called having some humble pie with your cupcake. When Strikeforce trotted her out to sit at ringside, she covered the left side of her face with her hair. A couple of folks asked me on Twitter why she did that. That's easy. The left side of her face was swollen up like a basketball. She took a bad enough beating to earn a 60 day medical suspension. Match of the year? That's what everyone says until the next one. In the other women's match, Germaine De Randamie won a unanimous decision over HIROKO by keeping the fight standing. HIROKO was ineffective. Enjoy the video!