Sarah Kaufman (15-1) knows to watch out for Ronda Rousey’s (5-0) elbow submission in their upcoming fight.
All five of Rousey’s professional fights and her three armature ones haven’t gone past round one, all ending via an armbar submission.
“It’s really interesting to train for something like that because you know it’s coming and she’s very good at it,” said Kaufman. “I feel it’s the same for Ronda. She knows I’m going to hit her, but it’s still going to happen.”
After Kaufman lost her Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship to Marloes Coenen (20-5), she has gone on to win her last three fights.
Rousey vs. Kaufman airs on Strikeforce and is set for August 18.
“It’s a fight that is exciting for the fans,” Kaufman. “It’s the typical well-known striker vs. Olympic level judo and it’s something different. Having been the former champ, I want to get that title back. I think it’s a really good story and exciting fight for the fans.”