Olympic Silver Medalist Sara McMann Signs with Strikeforce, Could Debut Nov. 3 in Oklahoma
Undefeated women’s bantamweight Sara McMann
has signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce
Sherdog.com confirmed the news Tuesday with a source close to the
deal. While McMann is rumored to make her promotional debut
Nov. 3 in Oklahoma City, no official word has come from
Strikeforce regarding her first foray in the six-sided cage.
McMann, 31, represented the United States as a freestyle wrestler
at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, winning a silver medal at 139
pounds. Since making her MMA debut last year, the Maryland native
has posted six consecutive wins, earning victories for the Titan
Fighting Championship and ProElite before signing with all-female
The American made her Invicta debut on July 28, taking a unanimous
decision from Strikeforce vet Shayna
Baszler in the Invicta FC 2 headliner. McMann also owns notable
wins over former Elite XC talent Tonya
Evinger and onetime 128-pound Smackgirl champion Hitomi
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