Olympic freestyle wrestling silver medalist Sara McMann has signed with Strikeforce.
McMann spoke exclusively with Sherdog.com about the details of her new deal.
“I am confirmed for three fights on the Challengers series,” said McMann. “I have no idea who will be my first opponent, but I [will be fighting] at 135 pounds. I think that they will be matching me up with people who are comparative to my MMA level to make the fights exciting and give me more experience.”
The Maryland native won silver in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and has medaled thrice at the FILA World Championships, taking home silver in 2003 and bronze in both 2005 and 2007. All of her medals were won at 63 kg (138 pounds). McMann is the first American woman to win silver in freestyle wrestling, earning her medal at the first games in which the event was available to females. Though she holds a wealth of experience on the mat, McMann has had to start from scratch developing her stand-up.
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