Olympic Silver Medalist Sara McMann Signs With Strikeforce

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Strikeforce made a major move today to boost their women's bantamweight division (AKA provide more competition for Ronda Rousey), as 2004 Olympic silver medalist (in freestyle wrestling) Sara McMann has signed with the promotion. MMA Junkie has the story:

Undefeated bantamweight female prospect Sara McMann (6-0 MMA, 0-0 SF) is the latest addition to the Strikeforce roster.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned from multiple sources close to the former Olympic wrestling silver medalist that McMann has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion.

McMann could debut as soon as the promotion's recently-announced Nov. 3 event, but an opponent has yet to be determined. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.

McMann recently fought Shayna Baszler to an entertaining decision victory in the main event of Invicta 2 on July 28th. It will be interesting to see if she gets a tune-up fight before facing Ronda Rousey or if they'll send her straight to the champion and sell the Olympic Medalist vs. Olympic Medalist narrative.

Sara is also an accomplished submission grappler, having won gold at the 2009 FILA World Grappling Championships as well as silver at the 2011 ADCC North American Championships. While she's only fought in MMA professionally for just 14 months, she's impressed early and often and the 31-year-old is already regarded as one of the top women's bantamweights in the world.


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