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For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Rousey vs. Kaufman" event, going down at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.
Tonight's (Sat., Aug. 18, 2012) Strikeforce event will feature the first title defense of Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, who will battle soft spoken number one contender Sarah Kaufman.
Also on the card, former Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza returns to battle Derek Brunson in the co-main event of the evening.
It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.
But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered.
In cased you missed any or all of it - or just want to keep the discussion alive - below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.
In we go:
Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman"
Fight card and line up
Results and live fight coverage
Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman" predictions and previews
Predictions from the myth himself, Nostradumbass
Fight preview: Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman
Fight preview: Ronaldo Souza vs. Derek Brunson
Fight preview: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Roger Bowling
Fight preview: Lumumba Sayers vs. Anthony Smith
Fight preview: Ovince St. Preux vs. T.J. Cook
Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman" weigh-ins and press conferences
Weigh-in staredown pic
Weigh-in video highlights
Press conference video highlights
Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman" news, editorials, and video
Ronda Rousey vows to choke Sarah Kaufman until she's dead
Ronda Rousey live video chat with updates
Ronda Rousey's diet consists of one meal per day and a shit ton of coffee
Mike Dolce is not a big fan of Ronda Rousey's diet
Ronda Rousey talks to Conan O'Brien about having sex before fights
Ronda Rousey All Access episode one
Ronda Rousey All Access episode two
On the set and behind-the-scenes with Ronda Rousey and Sarah Kaufman
Sarah Kaufman training camp journal
Interview with Miesha Tate part one
Interview with Miesha Tate part two
Julie Kedzie credits MMA for helping her overcome serious eating disorder
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.
I'd ask what the biggest story heading into this event has been but we all know damn well what that is and it's all going to play itself out tonight, live on pay-per-view.
Enjoy the show, Maniacs.