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Strikeforce results recap: Ronda Rousey vs Sarah Kaufman event wrap up from San Diego


Strikeforce returned to Showtime this past Saturday night (Aug. 18, 2012) with "Rousey vs. Kaufman," featuring Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey defending her title for the first time by submitting Sarah Kaufman just 54 seconds into the first round with an armbar.

Of course.

Ronaldo Souza also made short work of his opponent, sending Derek Brunson off to La La Land in just 41 seconds. It was the first legitimate knockout victory of "Jacare's" career and likely earned him a middleweight title shot.

In other action, Tarec Saffiedine scored a smooth decision win over Roger Bowling, Anthony Smith choked out Lumumba Sayers, and Ovince St. Preux knocked out T.J. Cook with one punch.

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 borne from Saturday night's event in San Diego.

In we go.

Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman"

Results and live fight coverage

Recap and morning after discussion

Post-fight press conference

Event photos gallery

Medical suspensions and injuries

Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman full fight video highlights

Miesha Tate vs. Julie Kedzie full fight video highlights

Fight recap: Anthony Smith chokes out Lumumba Sayers

Fight recap: Tarec Saffiedine wins decision over Roger Bowling

Fight recap: Ronaldo Souza knocks out Derek Brunson in 41 seconds

Fight recap: Ronda Rousey submits Sarah Kaufman in 54 seconds

Fight review and analysis: Anthony Smith vs. Lumumba Sayers

Fight review and analysis: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Roger Bowling

Fight review and analysis: Ronaldo Souza vs. Derek Brunson

Fight review and analysis: Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman

Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman" post-fight fallout

Biggest winner and lowliest loser

What's next for Ronda Rousey?

Ronda Rousey wants to fight Cris Cyborg in January

Like it or not, Ronda Rousey has all the leverage in calling out Cris Cyborg

Miesha Tate doesn't feel she deserves a rematch against Ronda Rousey yet

Cristiane Santos is now a "Cyborg" without a home

Dana White mugs for cameras while Miesha Tate shows off her battle wounds

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being. What gets your vote for the biggest story coming out of Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman?"

Sound off, Maniacs.

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