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Canadian Sarah Kaufman looks to reclaim Strikeforce title in August

Sarah Kaufman of Victoria, B.C., celebrates after defeating Roxanne Modafferi in the third round of a Strikeforce Challengers event in Everett, WA, on July 23, 2010. Kaufman will look to reclaim her Strikeforce bantamweight title from champion (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey on Aug. 18 in San Diego. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Strikeforce - Esther Lin
June 27, 2012 - 10:16 AM

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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