Amanda Nunes has been pulled from her fight at UFC on FOX 11, but she won’t be sitting idle. Nunes is stepping in for an injured Shayna Baszler to face Sarah Kaufman at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.
UFC officials announced the change on Thursday.
Nunes had been scheduled to fight Alexis Dufresne on the April 19 card on FOX, but that was before Baszler suffered an undisclosed injury and fell out of the Kaufman bout.
I’m still fighting April 16!! Amanda nunes has been pulled from the Orlando card to step in!! So pumped
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) April 3, 2014
Kaufman (16-2, 1 NC) comes into fight with her last outing being ruled a no-contest due to her opponent, Jessica Eye, testing positive for a prohibited substance. A former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion, Kaufman holds notable wins over fellow UFC fighters Liz Carmouche and Alexis Davis.
Nunes (9-3) has been on a roll since entering the Octagon late last year. She has TKO stoppages over Sheila Gaff and Germaine de Randamie. The fight against the former Strikeforce champion at the TUF Nations Finale, however, will mark his biggest opportunity to date under the UFC banner.
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