Kaufman Challenges Rousey for Strikeforce Title August 18
The match up that should have been will finally come to fruition when Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey puts her title and undefeated record on the line against Canadian standout and former Champion Sarah Kaufman in San Diego on August 18.
Sarah Kaufman is coming off three straight victories since losing her title to Marloes Coenen at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2 in late 2010. Kaufman most recently narrowly defeated fellow Canadian Alexis Davis in what some are calling, one of the most entertaining women’s MMA fights of all time. Prior to that Kaufman also defeated Liz Carmouche and Megumi Yabushita.
Rousey recently took the Bantamweight title from Meisha Tate in March with yet another first round armbar victory. Prior to that bout the Olympic Judo medalist finished all four of her pro bouts as well as three amateur fights by way of armbar in the first round, all in under a minute.