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Sarah Kaufman back to winning ways after October loss to Coenen

Former Strikeforce welterweight champ Sarah Kaufman started a new winning streak Saturday night in front of hometown fans when the 25-year old from Victoria, British Columbia rendered Japanese veteran Megumi Yabushita unable to continue after a flurry of strikes in the third round of their headlining bout at “AFC 5 – Judgment Day”.

Yabushita, a grappler by nature with ten submission wins to her credit, had little answer for Kaufman’s stand-up from beginning to end with the finish ultimately coming after what appeared to be a slip gave way to her Canadian adversary taking advantage with a barrage of punches from the top. The loss was only the second by way of TKO in thirty-seven professional fights.

The in-ring success improved Kaufman’s record to 13-1 and was the tenth TKO of her career. It also marked her first outing since losing the Strikeforce belt to current title-holder Marloes Coenen via submission this past October. Prior to the lone stumble of her career Kaufman had notched victories over a number of notable peers including Shayna Baszler, Roxanne Modafferi, and Miesha Tate.


  • fanoftna33 says:

    I’d still like to see Sarah vs Tate with 5 min rounds, but goos for Sarah for getting back on track, she is a beast at 135.

  • Rece Rock says:

    off topic…

    It would be interesting if Zuffa/Forza eventually fold the men’s divisions into UFC and keep the Strike force promotion alive just for the ladies… I mean I understand DW & Co. are not in favor of having the ladies fight in UFC, BUT they are still part of the sport and although the rosters/ divisions do not have very deep talent pools If Zuffa wants to have a grip on everything MMA then They need a place for the ladies to compete and secure that part of the pie aswell…. think NBA & WNBA.


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