MMAjunkie.com – 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.
The 31-year-old McMann fought most recently at July’s Invicta Fighting Championships 2, where she earned a hard-fought decision win over submission ace Shayna Baszler. It was McMann’s sixth consecutive win as a professional, all of which came in a 14-month span.
McMann is one of the most decorated female freestyle wrestlers in American history. She earned a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens while competing at 63 kilograms (approximately 139 pounds).
The Maryland native is also a three-time medalist at the FILA Wrestling World Championships and a two-time gold medalist at the Pan American Games.
McMann is currently ranked No. 5 at 135 pounds in the Unified Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Rankings. Strikeforce’s current champion in that division, of course, is fast-rising superstar and fellow Olympic medalist Ronda Rousey. The same rankings also include McMann as the No. 10 pound-for-pound female fighter in the sport while Rousey holds the top spot.
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