Sarah Kaufman will face Alexis Davis for the third time when the two meet on April 25 at UFC 186 in Montreal. UFC officials announced the bout on Tuesday.
There’ll be no home turf advantage, as both Kaufman and Davis are Canadian, but Kaufman will still hold a distinct advantage in the fight. She already holds two victories over Davis on her resume.
Kaumfan (17-2, 1 NC) had been angling for a fight with Miesha Tate, who recently defeated Sara McMann, but the UFC instead saw fit to match her up with Davis again. Kaufman stopped Davis via TKO on a small show in Manitoba, Canada, in 2007, and then won a majority decision against her at a Strikeforce show in 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.
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Kaufman has got to be tiring of fighting the same women, as she most recently defeated Leslie Smith at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale last spring, marking the second time in her last three fights she has defeated Smith. The previous victory was under the Invicta FC banner.
Davis (16-6) had a five-fight winning streak stopped by UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 175 last July in a 16-second drubbing. So she’ll not only be trying to exact revenge on Kaufman, Davis will also be trying to get back on track towards title contention.