Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman will have a chance to achieve the dream of every MMA fighter as she makes her octagon debut at tomorrow’s UFC 116 event.
Kaufman, who was originally supposed to make her debut against Olympic medalist Sara McMann back in August, will go one-on-one against prospect and Bellator veteran Jessica “Evil” Eye, who sports an impressive 10-1 record.
I’ve said it before. This match could easily be a war as both fighters have gone the distance numerous times. Both fighters are also known for putting on a heck of a show for the fans.
As for Kaufman, there is a reason why the she was in the first wave of women fighters to be signed by the UFC. She has fought and beaten some of the best fighters in the women’s bantamweight division. She is one of two people who can say they have beaten Liz Carmouche and Miesha Tate, the other is current UFC champion Ronda Rousey.
Kaufman also has the best boxing in the women’s division. Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez , who will take on Diego Sanchez, on tomorrow’s main card has the record for most significant significant strikes in Strikeforce history with 749. Kaufman has the second most in the organization’s history, with 681.
To say that Eye will taking a step up in competition is kind of an understatement, yet the Evil one has overcome the odds several times in her life and career and could do it again tomorrow. After all, combat sports is filled with moments where the up-and-comer has defeated the established veteran.
Still, Kaufman has fought her way to the big show. For fans who enjoy the knockouts and the wars that take place on the feet, Kaufman is a fighter who will not disappoint them.
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