Invicta FC 3: Sarah Kaufman Joins Women's MMA Organization, Meets Kaitlin Young

Sean SmithAnalyst IAugust 27, 2012

PHOENIX - AUGUST 13:   Mixed martial artist Sarah Kaufman attends the Strikeforce Women's Welterweight Tournament Championship bout at Dodge Theater on August 13, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Ronda Rousey's armbar prevented Sarah Kaufman from reclaiming a Strikeforce title, but it won't stop the former champion from making a quick turnaround for a bout against Kaitlin Young.

As reported by MMAJunkie.com, Kaufman has signed to compete for quickly growing all-women promotion Invicta FC, though she remains under Strikeforce contract. Kaufman will make her debut with the organization at Invicta FC 3, which will take place on Oct. 6.

Young has competed on both of the previous Invicta FC fight cards, fighting to a split draw against Leslie Smith before suffering a submission loss to Liz Carmouche. Though she holds wins over Miesha Tate and Julie Kedzie, Young's production has slipped over the past year.

Kaufman and Young were briefly booked to fight under the EliteXC banner earlier in their careers, but that bout never materialized, as the promotion disbanded. Four years later, Kaufman and Young will meet, with both fighters in search of a win to get their careers going in the right direction once again. 

The bout will mark Kaufman's second appearance outside of Strikeforce since she joined the organization in May 2009. Kaufman also looked for competition outside of Strikeforce immediately after losing the bantamweight title to Marloes Coenen, and she was able to pick up a win over Megumi Yabushita in doing so.

Kaufman will now attempt to achieve similar results after suffering the only other loss of her career in another Strikeforce title bout against Rousey.

It is anticipated that Invicta FC 3, which will be headlined by an atomweight title fight between Jessica Penne and Naho Sugiyama, will be streamed online through the promotion's website.  

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