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Sarah Kaufman Out Of Invicta FC Debut

Former Strikeforce women’s champion Sarah Kaufman will not be facing Kaitlin Young at Invicta FC 3 later this year. Kaufman was forced out of the planned fight with an injury.

Instead, Young (7-6-1) will face Leslie Smith (3-2-1) in a rematch between the two. The first meeting between the two was declared a majority draw.

Kaufman was looking to bounce back after a loss to Ronda Rousey in Strikeforce earlier this year.

“1st fight I’ve ever had to pull out of so I’m sorry (Young, Invicta FC) and all my fans,” Kaufman posted on Twitter. “Wanted to get back asap!”

Invicta FC 3 takes place October 6 from Kansas City’s Memorial Hall. Smith’s original opponent, Kim Connor-Hamby, now draws Raquel Pennington. Both new fights are expected to take part on the main card.