Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman Confirmed for August in San Diego

June 26, 2012
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Ronda Rousey StrikeforceIt’s been all but a foregone conclusion, but Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker on Tuesday confirmed that bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will indeed square off with No. 1 contender Sarah Kaufman on Aug. 18 in San Diego at the Valley View Casino Center.

The fight between Rousey and Kaufman has been anticipated ever since Rousey’s first-round submission of then-champion Miesha Tate back in March.

Rousey (5-0) has quickly become one of the most magnetic personalities in mixed martial arts, rocketing into the spotlight with a brash personality and five first-round armbar submissions in five tries to back it up.

Kaufman (15-1) will likely be the toughest test to date in Rousey’s blossoming career. Kaufman has slipped only once in her career, losing to a very tough Marloes Coenen. She has, however, defeated many of the top fighters in her weight class, including Alexis Davis, Liz Carmouche, Roxanne Modafferi, Miesha Tate, and Shayna Baszler.

Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman, as reported by, will also feature a fight between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Derek Brunson.

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  • TKD

    zzzz…women’s MMA…zzzz

    • pooby

      Really? How many boring women’s fights have you seen?

  • maddawgmar

    I hope she rearranges Kaufmans jacked up face, then rips her arm off.

  • Mike_Oxafloppin

    I was at the Tate/Rousey card in Columbus and the Kaufman/Davis fight was the best fight of the night. Plus am I the only one who noticed that every time Ronda gets punched she turns into Brock Lesnar and freaks the f*ck out? I don’t give a sh!t how “un-sexy” Sarah Kaufman is, she comes to fight, it’s women punching each other in the face not a f*cking swimsuit competition. I’ll wish both the best of luck and if Rhonda does win she’s only delaying the inevitable, and that’s a severe ass beating by a returning Cyborg.


    Kaufman’s stand up is way superior and Rousey grappling is on a much higher level. will be a great fight!

  • joeshine

    Sara dull and boring as she is can outbox the no stand up Rousey and win by KO. Not since Kimbo Slice has MMA had a more suspect the Rousey. Sara can win this fight if she stays on her feet and not get dumb.