With news that Wrestling Olympic Silver medalist Sara McMann is pregnant, the already weekend UFC Bantamweight has suffered another withdrawal from a top ranked fighter. While Holm is fighting at Featherweight, Juliana Pena on maternity leave, and Valentina Shevchenko dropping to the flyweight division, the bantamweight class has seen it’s ranks depleted.
Kaufman who has won 3 fights in-a-row following her loss to Valentina Shevchenko via split decision at UFC on Fox and is currently a top 5 ranked Bantamweight in the world rankings. A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Kaufman has notable wins against Pannie Kianzad, Jessica Rose Clark, Leslie Smith, Alexis Davis, Megumi Yabushita, Takayo Hashi, Miesha Tate, Valerie Letourneau and Shayna Baszler during her professional career.
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) May 30, 2018
Kaufman at only 32 years of age has a professional MMA record of 20 wins and only 4 defeats. Kaufman’s losses have come to Valentina Shevchenko by split decision, a rematch to Alexis Davis after twice previously, and former world champions Marloes Coenen and Ronda Rousey. A veteran of professional MMA since 2006, Sarah Kaufman is a popular athlete in her native country of Canada.