After training her tail off only to suffer a 54-second submission loss to Ronda Rousey earlier this month it looks like Strikeforce bantamweight Sarah Kaufman is itching to fight again sooner than later. Fortunately, thanks to all-female MMA promotion Invicta FC, the 26-year old Canadian is going to get her wish.
According to an official press release from the promotion, Kaufman has agreed to take on Kaitlin Young on October 6 at Invicta FC 3 in Kansas City.
“Invicta FC has made huge waves for women in MMA over the last five months. It’s been amazing to watch so many of the top women all fight on the same card, so I’m looking forward to be a part of their next show,” said Kaufman in a prepared statement.
“Kaitlin is a very strong 135 pounder. She’s got a lot of height and is quite technical in many areas,” added the former Strikeforce champion. “I’m excited to get in there against her, especially in the wake of the worst performance of my career. I’m hungry to get back in there and prove why I’m ranked at the top of my weight class.”
Kaufman holds an overall record of 15-2 with past wins over Roxanne Modafferi, Alexis Davis, and Miesha Tate. Comparably, Young is only 7-6 but has earned six of her victories via strike-based stoppage.
Invicta FC 3 is headlined by a atomweight title-fight between Jessica Penne-Naho Sugiyama with other appearances on the card from Michelle Waterson, Tara LaRosa, Aisling Daly, Julie Budd, and Shayna Baszler.
PHOTO CREDIT – INVICTA FC