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Sara McMann Out, Sarah Kaufman Awaits New UFC Fight Night 27 Opponent

Posted on by Ken Pishna

Sara McMann is out of hSara McManner planned UFC Fight Night 27 bout against Sarah Kaufmann.

McMann’s agent, Hector Castro of Empire Sports Marketing, confirmed her withdrawal from the fight, which was first reported by MMAJunkie.com.

Castro was unable to go into detail as to why McMann withdrew from the bout, but did say, “She will be back in the cage soon.”

The UFC is currently looking for a replacement to match up with Kaufman.

UFC Fight 27: Condit vs. Kampmann II is slated for Aug. 28 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann will rematch in the night’s main event on the new Fox Sports 1 network.

McMann, undefeated in seven professional bouts, made her Octagon debut by stopping Sheila Gaff by way of TKO in the first round of their bout at UFC 159 in April.

She was intending to be the one to welcome Kaufman to the UFC on Aug. 28.

Kaufman (15-2), like McMann, is considered one of the top women in the sport of MMA, and has been waiting a long time to make her promotional debut.

The Canadian fighter was the first Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion, a designation she later lost to Marloes Coenen. She eventually fought her way back into contention, only to have Ronda Rousey submit her in the first round.

The Rousey bout was Kaufman’s final fight under the Strikeforce banner. She remained active this year, with the permission of UFC officials, by winning a decision over Leslie Smith at Invicta FC 5 in April.

Planning to face the former Olympic medalist, Kaufman is now left to wait and see if the UFC can line up a suitable replacement on just three weeks notice.

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  • Maddawgmar

    Bummer, I was looking forward to seeing her fight again. Hope she is back in the cage soon. The sooner she wins the sooner we get to see her and Rousey.

  • shakejunt

    maybe see if amanda nunes is up for the quick turn around?

    • Timothy Malone

      According to the medical suspensions she had to get a rib x-ray. I doubt she would be up for it

      • shakejunt

        good call, totally forgot about the suspensions. maybe carmouche or davis?

        • Jerry Attrick

          Alexis Davis is on vacation. I seriously doubt she would take a fight in 2 weeks.

  • al57

    Cut McMann is not seriously injured

  • Supaman

    Shame. This would’ve been McMann’s first true test against a top contender.

    • Jerry Attrick

      No her first test was the E.P.T. she failed!

  • al57

    McMann pregnant by Nick Diaz or Brian Caroway

  • al57

    something smells here in the injury?