Revgear sponsored fighters Sarah Kaufman (left) and Leslie Smith (right) went head to head at the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City.
SB Nation stated in their recap that “after 15 minutes of thrilling, back-and-forth action, Kaufman, the former Strikeforce bantamweight champion, earned a split decision victory, getting two of three 29-28 scores.” “I knew that Leslie was going to be a really tough opponent going on,” said Kaufman (16-2), who was fighting for the first time since her August loss to Ronda Rousey. “She’s not the most technical, but what she does, she’s really good at. So I knew going in that based on her record, that didn’t mean anything. She came in and gave a great performance. Smith dropped to 5-3-1, snapping a three-fight unbeaten streak.