Sarah
Kaufman
17-2-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 10 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: 28
Height: 5' 5" ( 165 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
584
49% Successful
289
Types of Successful Strikes
0
289
54% Standing
44% Clinch
157
126
6
Striking Defense
68
%
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
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Sarah Kaufman Apr 16, 2014
202 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Leslie Smith 79 0 0 0
Sarah Kaufman Oct 19, 2013
87 0 0 0 R3 Overturned
Jessica Eye 65 0 0 0
Ronda Rousey Aug 18, 2012
3 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Sarah Kaufman 1 0 0 0
Win
Sarah Kaufman Mar 3, 2012
135 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Majority
Alexis Davis 139 1 0 2
Win
Sarah Kaufman
Strikeforce Challengers 17
Jul 22, 2011
111 0 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Liz Carmouche 81 1 0 0
Sarah Kaufman
Strikeforce - Diaz vs. Noons 2
Oct 9, 2010
12 0 0 0 R3 Submission
Marloes Coenen 28 1 2 0
Sarah Kaufman
Strikeforce Challengers 9
Jul 23, 2010
80 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Roxanne Modafferi 43 2 0 0
Win
Sarah Kaufman
Strikeforce Challengers 6
Feb 26, 2010
164 1 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Takayo Hashi 71 0 0 0
Win
Sarah Kaufman
Strikeforce Challengers 2
Jun 19, 2009
88 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Shayna Baszler 38 1 1 1
Win
Sarah Kaufman
Strikeforce Challengers 1
May 15, 2009
90 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Miesha Tate 26 2 0 2

Biography

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.

Career

Key Opponents

Miesha Tate
Miesha Tate
13-5-0
( W-L-D )
Alexis Davis
Alexis Davis
16-5-0
( W-L-D )

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