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Strikeforce: Predictions, preview and complete guide to 'Rousey vs Kaufman' on Showtime

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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 results

Weigh-in staredown pic

Weigh-in video highlights

Press conference video highlights

Conference call

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.

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