Kaufman is seen by all as one of the Top 5 female bantamweights in MMA. She’s a former Strikeforce champ with a 16-2 record and wins over most of her divisional peers. However, she was tapped out in less than a minute by Ronda Rousey and barely got by Leslie Smith last April in a follow-up fight under the Invicta FC banner. Kaufman’s coming off an injury and facing a gamer in Jessica Eye who is no doubt looking to boost her stock by beating someone with the Canadian’s resume. On paper, Kaufman should definitely emerge with her hand raised, but stats rarely guarantee an outcome so she’ll definitely need to bring her “A” game. Anything less and Kaufman becomes a lot less relevant in a weight-class needing stars.
When fighters take to the cage tonight in Houston for UFC 166 the ensuing action can be summed up as simply as stating apt athletes will battle it out inside the Octagon until winners emerge. However, most match-ups have a lot more going on than just the actual clash of competitors. Rather, scraps often involve storylines unrelated to the physical display playing out in front of fans and such is certainly the case with a few of the efforts attached to this evening’s event.
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