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Strikeforce, UFC vet Sarah Kaufman headlines Invicta 27 on Jan. 13

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Kaufman vs Shevchenko Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Sarah Kaufman, one of the pioneers of women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) will make her return to Invicta FC to kick off her 2018 fight campaign, thanks to a headlining spot against an opponent to be named on Jan. 13 inside Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.

MMA Fighting brought word of the booking on Wednesday.

Kaufman (18-4, 1 NC) rose to fame under the now-defunct Strikeforce banner, where she captured the women’s bantamweight title. While her success did not translate to UFC stardom (2-2, 1 NC), the 32-year-old Canadian does hold wins over Miesha Tate, Roxanne Modafferi, and Alexis Davis, among others.

After her contract expired and failed to come to terms on a new deal with UFC, Kaufman tried to finagle a Cris Cyborg fight, prior to the Brazilian’s addition to the WME | IMG-owned roster.

Kaufman was last seen capturing a unanimous decision win over Jessica-Rose Clark at Battleground: “The Great Beginning” back in March.

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