Ronda Rousey’s First Title Defense To Take Place August 18

Ronda Rousey will return to the cage on August 18 to defend her Strikeforce bantamweight title against Sarah Kaufman, according to a report by Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com. The card will take place in San Diego, California, with Strikeforce officials expected to make the announcement official in the coming weeks.

Rousey (5-0) captured the title with a submission victory over Miesha Tate earlier this year. Her five career MMA victories have come in just over seven minutes combined.

Kaufman (15-1) defeated Alexis Davis on the same card in which Rousey downed Tate to secure her status as the No. 1 contender in the division. She has won three straight since dropping the title to Marloes Coenen in 2010.

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