Sarah Kaufman has locked up a spot in the PFL 2019 playoffs – and she only had to fight once to get there.
Kaufman (21-4), who was scheduled to fight on Thursday in her second regular season matchup, will not longer compete on the card after her opponent Roberta Samad (5-1) missed the women’s lightweight limit by 0.6 pounds ahead of the card at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.
Kaufman will be paid her show and win money, MMA Junkie verified with a PFL official, and the former Strikeforce champion will receive three points in the women’s 155-pound standings.
The Canadian already had six points to her name after a first-round finish in her season debut, and now with a total of nine, Kaufman becomes the first to lock up a berth in the playoffs.
Afterward, Kaufman reacted to the situation with a positive attitude and showed appreciation to PFL for paying her entire purse (via Twitter):
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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