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Sarah Kaufman off Fight Night 27 Card, Bout with Sara McMann to be Rescheduled

Christian Petersen

When Sara McMann withdrew from her August 28 fight it put the UFC in a tough spot. The promotion was left to find a short notice opponent to face former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman. The promotion has failed to find a suitable opponent to face Kaufman, and she has been removed from the Fight Night 27 card.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that, according to MMAJunkie.com, the original bout between McMann and Kaufman is back on, and will be rescheduled for a future event.

McMann (7-0) withdrew from the card in early August for undisclosed reasons, leaving Kaufman (16-2) without an opponent. McMann is currently ranked fourth in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division, while Kaufman is in the No. 2 spot.

McMann, a silver medalist in wrestling at the 2004 Olympics, made her UFC debut in April, defeating Sheila Gaff by first round TKO.

Kaufman has yet to step into the Octagon, her most recent bout being an April split decision over Leslie Smith under the Invicta FC banner. The only losses on Kaufman’s record have come in title fights. Her first defeat came in October 2010, falling to a Marloes Coenen armbar. The loss to Coenen cost Kaufman her Strikeforce title. Kaufman was unsuccessful in her bid to regain that title, losing to champion Ronda Rousey in August 2012, again via armbar submission.

No date has been set for the rescheduled fight.

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