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Raw Play by Play Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166

jessica-eye-sarah-kaufman-ufc-166-posterJessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman
Rnd 1
Jessica and Sarah are both in the octagon and are ready to go, both fighters look determined, but Jessica looks more determined than sarah, but Sarah has been sneaky, …both fighters clinch, good knees by sarah and upper cut by jessica, good jabs by sarah, jessica gets great combos in, sarah gets the clinch and some jabs in, knee by sarah and uppercut by sarah, uppercut by jessica, clinch by, good combo by jessica, sarah taking the punishment, good right hand by sarah, 10-9 round to Eye


Rnd 2
both fighters coming out feeling each other good jabs by both fighters, good jab by sarah, good jab by jessica, good timing by jessica, good jabs by both fighters, swelling by sarah eye’s left, kick by jessica, jab by sarah, clinch by sarah, sarah’s eye is closed on the left, clinched on the cage, sarah gets the jabs in, jabs by eye, sarah gets kicks in, jabs by sarah, sarah gets in Sarah gets the round 10-9 over Eye


Rnd 3
jabs by both fighters, clinches, both fighters getting jabs in, good right hand by sarah, good leg kicks by jessica, good jabs by both fighters, clinched by sarah, pressed by sarah, jab by jessica, jessica gets hit hard with a right hand, sarah gets the right hand and jessica’s eye is swollen, wow what a fight!!

but I have it Jessica Eye winning it 2-1 over Sarah Kaufman we will see the official decision

Jessica Eye Defeats Sarah Kaufman By Decision (Split) at UFC 166

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Sarah Kaufman – “I am Signed to the UFC; on Loan to Invicta”

Sarah KaufmanSarah Kaufman is signed to the UFC. She confirmed her status on the BJPenn.com radio. “I don’t know how long [the UFC will allow female fighters to fight for Invicta] and it depends on how the UFC’s women’s division goes but Shannon Knapp has a great relationship with both Dana White and Sean Shelby. I’m on loan from the UFC to Invicta right now,” Kaufman told BJPenn.com Radio. So far there are seven female fighters signed on to UFC and the rumor that is going around that they are going to sign five more.

Sarah Kaufman is slated to take on Leslie Smith at InvictaFC – 5 on April 5th in Kansas. Sarah who lost to Rousey back in August of last year is looking for a win in 2013 and this is her way to get back to the top and possibly get a rematch with Rousey if Ronda is still the champ for UFC.



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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Aug. 27, 2012) – Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight (135 pounds) Champion Sarah Kaufman (15-2) of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada will look to return to her winning ways when she faces off with prolific striker Kaitlin Young (7-6-1) of St. Louis Park, Minn. at the Invicta Fighting Championships world championship women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Memorial Hall in Kansas City on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Tickets for Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama, priced from $25, are on sale and can be purchased at Memorial Hall box office (913) 549-4853), online at Ticketmaster.com and InvictaFC.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

“Invicta FC has made huge waves for women in MMA over the last five months. It’s been amazing to watch so many of the top women all fight on the same card, so I’m looking forward to be a part of their next show,” said the 26-year-old Kaufman, who is looking to rebound from a first-round (:54) submission (armbar) defeat at the hands of undefeated Strikeforce champion Ronda Rousey.

“Kaitlin is a very strong 135 pounder,” said Kaufman. “She’s got a lot of height and is quite technical in many areas. I’m excited to get in there against her, especially in the wake of the worst performance of my career. I’m hungry to get back in there and prove why I’m ranked at the top of my weight class.”

A former professional dancer, Kaufman began training MMA after a martial arts studio opened underneath her dance studio seven years ago. Her competitive spirit pushed her to enter the fight world and, under trainer Adam Zugec, she reeled off victories in her first 12 professional bouts, defeating fellow former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate as well as superstar Alexis Davis and submission ace Shayna Baszler along the way.

Like Kaufman, the 26-year-old Young will look to return to the win column following a second round (3:34) submission (rear-naked choke) loss at the hands of rising star Liz Carmouche on the last Invicta FC card on July 28.

“Sarah is a great fighter who has made a big name for herself in the sport, so I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Young, who took up Tae Kwon Do at the age of 14 and earned her black belt in the discipline before discovering Muay Thai.

To date, Young has earned six of her seven professional wins by KO. In her third start, she scored a memorable KO on Tate with a head kick just 30 seconds into their matchup.

Young earned “Fight of the Night” honors at the inaugural Invicta FC event, slugging it out with Leslie Smith in a relentless, see-saw battle for three rounds before the fight was declared a majority draw.

In the Invicta FC 3 main event, superstar Jessica Penne (9-1) of Laguna Hills, Calif. will face off with undefeated phenom Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (8-0) of Kyoto, Japan at atomweight (105 pounds) in the first-ever Invicta FC women’s world title bout.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (14-7) of Sioux Falls, S.D. will return to action in the bantamweight co-main event and take on Invicta FC 2 winner Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (6-2) of San Jose, Calif.

Another Invicta FC 2 victor, Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (6-2) of Bettendorf, Iowa, will collide with rising star and furious finisher Aisling “Ais The Bash” Daly (13-3) of Dublin, Ireland in a flyweight (125 pounds) contest.

Invicta FC will welcome one of the original pioneers of women’s MMA, submission expert Tara LaRosa (21-2) of Woodstown, N.J., who will lock horns at flyweight with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Vanessa Porto (14-5) of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (3-2-1) of Pleasant Hill, Calif. will meet an opponent to be determined in a bantamweight matchup. Smith’s original opponent, Cat Zingano, has withdrawn from their scheduled matchup.

Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (9-3) of Albuquerque, N.M. will also make her first start under the Invicta FC banner against Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman (7-5) of Lakewood, Colo. in an atomweight scrap.

In the leadoff main card bout, Julia “The Jewel” Budd (3-2) of Port Moody, Canada will meet Elaina “Beef” Maxwell (7-4) of San Jose, Calif. at featherweight (145 pounds).

The six-bout preliminary card will be topped by a strawweight (115 pounds) matchup between Carla Esparza (7-2) of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Lynn Alvarez (5-2) of Las Vegas.

Two undefeated prospects, Ashley Cummins (3-0) of St. Louis, MO. and Joanne Calderwood (3-0) of Glasgow, Scottland will collide at flyweight.

Amy Davis (3-3) of Idaho Falls, Idaho will face Stephanie Frausto (3-4) of Middletown, Ohio in an atomweight affair.

Fresh off her professional debut win at Invicta FC 2, Jessamyn Duke (1-0) of Richmond, Ky. will face unbeaten Marciea Allen (1-0) of Sioux Falls in a bantamweight battle.

Tecia Torres (0-0) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Kaiyana Rain (0-0) of Los Angeles, Calif. will make their respective professional debuts against each other at strawweight.

Unbeaten Xtreme Couture prospect Katalina Malungahu (2-0) of Las Vegas, Nev. will battle an opponent to be determined at featherweight after her original opponent, Taylor Stratford, was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a knee injury.

About Invicta Fighting Championships:

Invicta Fighting Championships (www.invictafc.com) is a world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp and sports aficionado Janet Martin, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible matchups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport.


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Strikeforce Challengers Fight Card: Liz Carmouche – Ready for Sarah Kaufman and Prepared for the Future

Strikeforce Challengers Fight Card: Liz Carmouche – Ready for Sarah Kaufman and Prepared for the Future

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Bobby Voelker and Roger Bowling may be headlining tonight’s Strikeforce Challengers event, but all the media attention has been placed on the fight between Liz Carmouche and former 135 champion Sarah Kaufman. Both fighters share an opponent in current champion Marloes Coenen with Liz fairing better throughout the entire match. Unfortunately at this point, it seems that the greater story with Carmouche is that she’s an outed fighter and not so much her skills as a fighter or that she’s only been fighting for just over a year and facing the two best 135 pound fighters in a five month period. I had the pleasure of speaking with Carmouche last week to get her thoughts and a better idea of her overall mood going into the fight.

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