Strikeforce Results: Miesha Tate's Arm Not Broken By Ronda Rousey

Despite it looking very ugly, this submission didn't break Miesha Tate's arm. (Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE)

Following her fantastic submission win over Miesha Tate in the main event of Saturday's Strikeforce show, new 135-pound champion Ronda Rousey was dismissive when asked if she was going to make nice with her heated rival.

Tate, however, does have one thing to hold over Rousey: she didn't break her arm.

In a text to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani Sunday, Tate gave an update on her condition:

"I had X-Rays last night," Tate told MMAFighting.com via text message. "No bones are broken, which I already knew. Other than that, I have to get an MRI to find out anything further."

For anyone that saw the severe torque on her left arm, that news will come as a shock. The MRI could reveal other issues (ligament/muscle tears, dislocation, etc), but not having a broken arm must come as somewhat of a relief to Tate.

Rousey's armbar finish was one that BE writer Ben Thapa opined might be the most brutal in MMA history. Incredibly, she has finished all of her amateur and pro fights by first round armbar submission. Now at 5-0, the 2008 Olympian will look to extend that mark in her next fight, likely to be against former champion Sarah Kaufman.

For Tate (12-3), the loss was her first in three years and marks the first time she's ever been submitted. Due to a lack of divisional depth, fellow Saturday night loser Alexis Vila could make sense as her next opponent.

SBN coverage of Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey

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