Thursday, July 22, 2010

Strikeforce Grabs Women's MMA By the Balls

Strikeforce has just announced that they'll be holding a one-night, four-person tournament in their 135-pound female division for their August 13th event.  That's right, a four-person tournament, and it's stocked with notables like submission studdettes Miesha Tate and Hitomi Akano and fiesty Brazilian Carina Damm (Finnish fighter Maiju Kujala rounds out the brackets, but I know nothing about her).  In terms of excitement, this is great news, and in terms of making women's MMA something worth caring about, this is a big freakin' deal.  Everyone knows Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg, but there's a lot more to the sport than those two ladies, and with Roxy and Sarah Kaufman fighting on Friday, Marloes Coenen getting the winner, and the tournament winner getting the title shot after that… well, that's a lot of storyline created right before our eyes.  BodogFIGHT did a decent job of making us give a crap about female MMA, but Strikeforce's upcoming bouts and tournament are practically reaching into our colons and taking the crap from us.  And I mean that in a good way.