Veteran Sarah Kaufman Announces Retirement From MMA

Sarah Kaufman, an experienced fighter that is known for her involvement in the early years of women’s MMA, has decided to call an end to her career.

Kaufman, 36, has made the call to retire after more than 25 pro fights from 2006 to 2021.

“I have loved every second in the cage and the amazing people I have met around the world will forever be part of my family,” said Kaufman in a statement published Thursday.

Kaufman notably joined Strikeforce in 2009 with an undefeated record of eight wins. She picked up victories over notable names during her years with Strikeforce, beating Miesha Tate, Roxanne Modafferi and Liz Carmouche.

In 2013, Kaufman joined the UFC roster. She remained with them until 2015, eventually exiting with a record of one win, two losses and one no contest.

Recent years in Kaufman’s pro career saw her appear in Invicta FC, PFL and in regional promotions around the world.

Kaufman’s last fight was in November 2021, when she scored a first-round finish victory over Jessy Miele at BTC 13.

In her recent statement, Kaufman said she plans to stay around MMA despite now being retired.

“While I have made my last walk as a competitor, I will always be involved in some capacity as a coach and recreational athlete.”

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