Sarah
Kaufman
17-2-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #6 Women Bantamweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 17-2-0, 1NC
Summary: Good conditioning, likes striking from any position

Fighter Info

From: Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Fights Out Of: Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Age: 29
Height: 5' 5" ( 165 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
714
50% Successful
354
Types of Successful Strikes
0
354
58% Standing
39% Clinch
204
137
13
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
1
100% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
1
0
Takedown Defense
85
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Sarah Kaufman
Apr 25, 2015
34
65
1
0
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Win
Sarah Kaufman
Apr 16, 2014
202
79
1
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
NO CONTEST
Sarah Kaufman
Oct 19, 2013
87
65
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Overturned
Sarah Kaufman
Strikeforce - Rousey vs Kaufman
Aug 18, 2012
3
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Sarah Kaufman
Strikeforce - Tate vs. Rousey
Mar 3, 2012
135
139
0
1
0
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Majority
Win
Sarah Kaufman
Strikeforce Challengers 17
Jul 22, 2011
111
81
0
1
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Sarah Kaufman
Marloes Coenen
Strikeforce - Diaz vs. Noons 2
Oct 9, 2010
12
28
0
1
0
2
0
0
R3 Submission
Sarah Kaufman
Strikeforce Challengers 9
Jul 23, 2010
80
43
0
2
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Sarah Kaufman
Takayo Hashi
Strikeforce Challengers 6
Feb 26, 2010
164
71
1
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Sarah Kaufman
Strikeforce Challengers 2
Jun 19, 2009
88
38
1
1
0
1
1
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Sarah Kaufman
Strikeforce Challengers 1
May 15, 2009
90
26
0
2
0
0
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: My typical training day is the same as it's always been. Get up, conditioning or weights (or both), teach at ZUMA, technical work, teach at ZUMA again, then some hard training in a specific discipline. At some point there is eating and recovery work to be done. Sundays are just my day to do a run and recharge for the next week.
 
Thoughts on opponent, Alexis Davis? Alexis and I have a history rich in excitement. Both our previous meetings were fantastic fights for me and for the fans. Alexis is a durable monster who is very skilled both on the feet and on the ground. She always pushes me to fight better and harder than ever before. I'm looking forward to making a statement by finishing Alexis in impressive fashion, taking her ranking in the bantamweight division and putting her (as an opponent) behind me once and for all.
 
Born Athlete: Kaufman has been an athlete since childhood. She began taking dance classes at the age of two and went on to dance jazz, hip-hop and ballet during her teens. Kaufman began her martial arts career at age 17 after stumbling upon a “kickboxercise” class being held in the same building as her dance studio.

Transition:
Thrilled by the change of pace from dance, Kaufman quickly graduated to full Thai boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes. After a couple years of training, the British Columbia native wanted to test herself and began smashing around in local tournaments with trainer Adam Zugec.

Full-Fledged Fighter:
With the help of Zugec, Kaufman took her first pro MMA fight in June of 2006. Three years later, Kaufman accepted a late-notice call-up to the Strikeforce organization to fight for the inaugural women’s bantamweight title. Despite being matched against the highly-touted Miesha Tate, Kaufman proved she was ready for the big leagues by taking a three-round decision.

Big Names:
After defeating Miesha Tate, Kaufman defended her title against women’s MMA veteran Roxanne Modafferi. She lost her title to Marloes Coenen, who was 17-4 at the time, but rebounded with wins over future UFC title challenger Liz Carmouche and Alexis Davis in what was the female fight of 2012.

Before the Octagon:
Kaufman worked as a cashier and bakery girl at a grocery store, as well as a tutor before diving head first into MMA.
Smart Fighter: Not wishing to become a professional dancer, Kaufman attended the University of Victoria with the goal of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon. After two years, Kaufman decided the fighting was what she really wanted to do in life.

Career Highlight:
Kaufman defeated Roxanne Modafferi with a highlight-reel KO via powerslam, which was featured on ESPN’s top plays of the week, a first for female MMA. The bout is also the only female fight in the UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts. Has had notable matchups with Miesha Tate, Shayna Baszler, Roxanne Modafferi, Liz Carmouche and Ronda Rousey.

Extracurriculars:
While not training, Kaufman is a highly-sought strength and conditioning trainer and coaches male and female pro athletes. She is also heavily involved in local fundraising and non-profit initiatives.
 
  • Pro since 2006
  • 10 wins by KO
  • Has won five of her last seven (5-1, 1 NC)
  • Owns 2009 Strikeforce decision win over Baszler
  • 2-0 against Davis

Career

Key Opponents

Miesha Tate
Miesha Tate
16-5-0
( W-L-D )
Alexis Davis
Alexis Davis
16-6-0
( W-L-D )

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