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Canadian Sarah Kaufman looks to reclaim Strikeforce title in August

06/27/2012 10:16 EDT | Updated 08/27/2012 05:12 EDT
TORONTO - Victoria's Sarah Kaufman will look to reclaim her Strikeforce bantamweight title from champion (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey on Aug. 18 in San Diego.

Rousey (5-0) is a former Olympic judo bronze medallist known for her armbar finishes in MMA.

"She's submitted all of her opponents thus far, but No. 1 contender Sarah Kaufman has the experience and tenacity to push her like no one else," Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said in a statement.

Rousey won the 135-pound title by defeating Miesha Tate in a March bout that Kaufman (15-1) thought she should have been part of.

The 26-year-old Kaufman lost her title to Marloes Coenen by third-round submission in October 2010. She has won three straight since.

The card will take place at the Valley View Casino Center.

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