March 3, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ronda Rousey wins her match against Miesha Tate by using an arm bar during the Strikeforce Grand Prix final at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE
Strikeforce medical suspensions and injuries for the "Tate vs. Rousey" event on March 3 in Columbus were released earlier today by the Ohio Athletic Commission (CSAC) for the Showtime telecast held last Saturday night at the Nationwide Arena.
Former women's 135-pound champion Miesha Tate, as expected, will be out of action indefinitely after suffering a severe elbow injury during her armbar submission loss to new division champion, Ronda Rousey.
Joining her on the injured reserves is former middleweight champion Ronaldo Souza. "Jacare" busted his mitt by repeatedly smashing it against Bristol Marunde's face. Welterweight Roger Bowling and lightweight Conor Heun also hurt their hands this weekend and have no current timetable for return.
But that's not all.
Here are the complete Strikeforce: "Tate vs. Rousey" medical suspensions and injuries (via MMA Fighting):
Miesha Tate: Indefinite suspension (elbow injury)
Ronaldo Souza: Indefinite suspension (hand injury)
Roger Bowling: Indefinite suspension (hand injury)
Conor Heun: Indefinite suspension (hand injury)
Kazuo Misaki: 45 days (facial laceration)
Pat Healy: 30 days (head laceration)
Alexis Davis: 30 days (facial laceration)
Brandon Saling: 30 days (precautionary reasons)
Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases.