Sarah Kaufman: “I am the former champion and I am the future champion”

Sarah Kaufman will look to regain the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title on Saturday night when she challenges Ronda Rousey for the title.

This will be Rousey’s first title defense and all of her wins have come in the first round by armbar.

Some people believe that the champion is a one trick pony and Kaufman wants to be the first person to hand Rousey a lost.

“So far, Ronda has proved to be a one trick pony,” Kaufman said. “I’m hoping to make that changes and she gets a lost on her record.”

Since losing the Strikeforce title to Marloes Coenen in 2010, she has won three fights in a row and holds a win over former champion Miesha Tate. It should be noted that her lost to Coenen is the only defeat in her career and she was defeated by armbar.

A perceived weakness of Rousey his her striking game. With four of her five fights only lasting one minute, she has not shown her ability to strike with her opponents and her striking defense. Kaufman is known as a striker and she wants to put her hands on the champion.

“From the strikes that have landed on her so far you can tell how she reacts that it’s not her favorite thing in the world and that she is not going to want to get hit by someone who has heavier hands than her,” Kaufman said.

Rousey is a big favorite on Saturday night on the Las Vegas odds (-550), but Kaufman statement to Rousey is very simple. “I am the former champion and I am the future champion”