Sarah Kaufman Toys With Takayo Hashi, Wins Strikeforce Title
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Sarah Kaufman won a fairly uneventful unanimous decision victory over Takayo Hashi Friday night in San Jose, becoming the Strikeforce 135-pound women’s champion but not looking all that impressive in the process.
Kaufman is a talented fighter who improved her record to 11-0 with the win, but she didn’t win over many fans by taking 25 minutes and never coming particularly close to beating a clearly inferior opponent. Hashi, who simply doesn’t have the stand-up skills to compete with a fighter of Kaufman’s caliber, dropped to 12-2 with the loss.