UFC: Shayna Baszler Looking To Prove Elite Status Against Sarah Kaufman

By Jeremy Green
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The women’s bantamweight division has been one of the most exciting divisions in all of the UFC. Dominated by Ronda Rousey, fighters in this division have put on some thrilling affairs, and another exciting one will take place between Shayna Baszler and Sarah Kaufman, which takes place on TUF ‘Nations’ Finale.

The division is still relatively thin, so both of these fighters have a chance to make a statement in hopes of getting a title shot. This will be Baszler’s first time inside the Octagon, and she will be looking to prove she has what it takes to compete with the best of them in the UFC.

Fighting on TUF Season 18, Baszler had all of the experience in the world. She was looking to showcase her elite jiu-jitsu skills, which are some of the best in women’s MMA. Despite all of her accolades and achievements, she was not able to get past Julianna Pena.

Baszler is hoping to rebound from this devastating loss, and if she plays her cards right, she has a great shot at beating Kaufman, who is one of the better fighters in the bantamweight division. Kaufman is an elite striker who is coming off a controversial decision loss to Jessica Eye. Kaufman believes she won the fight, so she will be coming in with added motivation.

Baszler will have to weather the early storm, and her best path to victory will be to get the fight to the ground, where she can showcase her elite grappling skills. It’s going to be a stern test for Baszler, but she’s more than willing to execute her game plan when it matters most on the biggest stage in MMA.

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Google Plus.

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