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Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman Brings in Very Strong Ratings

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Well, Ronda Rousey is a hit. The ratings for Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman topped the rest of the 2012 Strikeforce events on Showtime, according to a report filed by MMAjunkie.com.

The number - 530,000 viewers - places the event fifth all-time. The top-rated card was in early 2011 and featured Fedor Emelianenko and Antonio Silva, drawing 741,000 viewers.

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Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman featured Rousey defending her Strikeforce bantamweight title against former champion Sarah Kaufman. It peaked with 676,000 viewers tuning in during the 54-second main event in which Rousey submitted Kaufman.

Showtime officials added in the early-Sunday replay of the card and the total viewers reached nearly 900,000.

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The previous top 2012 card also featured Rousey, as she defeated Miesha Tate for the title back in March. That card drew 472,000 viewers.

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