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Strikeforce Challengers 17 Fight Card: Sarah Kaufman Vs. Liz Carmouche Targeted

According to a report from MMA Fighting, former Strikeforce women's 135-pound champion Sarah Kaufman will face up and coming prospect Liz Carmouche on July 22 as part of Strikeforce Challengers 17. This is the first ever Strikeforce event to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be hosted at The Pearl at The Palms. In addition to this women's bout, Roger Bowling is expected to face Bobby Voelker for a third time.

Kaufman's last bout took place on April 2nd as part of the Alaskan Fighting Championships where she defeated Megumi Yabushita via third-round TKO. Her last fight in Strikeforce took place in October of 2010 at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2 where Kaufman lost her title to current women's 135-pound champion, Marloes Coenen.

Carmouche has three fights in Strikeforce (two wins and one loss), most recently a fourth-round submission defeat at the hands of current women's 135-pound champion Coenen. The bout took place at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson.

Stay tuned to updates to this fight card as they become available.