Two of the best 135 pound fighters will square off Nov. 20 as undefeated Sarah Kaufman faces #3 ranked Takayo Hashi at Strikeforce Challengers. Plus the highly anticipated match between Kim Couture and Kerry Vera has finally been announced for the Nov. 20 Strikeforce Challengers card in Kansas City.
Kaufman is coming off a huge win verses Shayna Baszler, and Hashi, the Smackgirl champion, is coming back from a year and a half absence. This will be the first time the two top ranked fighters will meet, and can cement who is the current uncrowned 135 pound champion.
The long awaited fight between Kerry Vera and Kim Couture will also happen on the Nov. 20 card. Couture is coming off a year’s absence, and Vera has just come off a big win verse Leslie Smith at the Bellator Fighting Championships this past May. Brandon Vera (Kerry’s husband) and Randy Couture (Kim’s soon to be ex-husband) will face off a week prior to their bout.
Both fights will be on the main card and televised on Showtime.
Strikeforce also announced that the fight between 135 pounders Elisha Hellspur (1-0) and Zoila Frausto (1-0) will be televised on the Strikeforce Challenger’s Card Nov. 6.