Sarah Kaufman and Shayna Baszler Booked to Meet at TUF Nations Finale

February 8, 2014
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Shayna BaszlerA women’s bantamweight fight between Sarah Kaufman and Shayna Baszler has been booked for the TUF Nations Finale, UFC officials announced on Saturday.

The 135-pound fight is a rematch of their Strikeforce fight from 2009, a bout that ended with Kaufman earning a unanimous decision. The second go-around between the two adds to the growing fight card scheduled to take place April 16 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

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.

Baszler (15-8) makes her UFC debut with the TUF Nations Finale having most recently competed on the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter. With over a decade of professional experience, Baszler has faced a number of women currently in the UFC, and was the first pick of coach Ronda Rousey on the reality series.

The TUF Nations Finale is headlined by a middleweight fight between Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy, and will include the finals between fighters on the current season of TUF Nations.

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  • horace

    Shayna Baszler has no business fighting in the UFC and is terrible and is also 35 years old doing nothing but lose most of her prior fights. Baszler also humiliated herself on TUF losing to the unknown Pena. Dumb fight taking on this loser.

    • shakejunt

      you know… there are more productive ways to disagree with something, like this:

      horace has no business talking mma and is ignorant and is also a keyboard warrior doing nothing but typing nonsense. horace also publicly shamed himself by outright sharing his lack of rational thought. only dumb ears listen to this loser.

      • horace

        thanks for listening and commenting missy

        • shakejunt

          eh, someone’s gotta do it.

          • horace

            Ladies rights

          • shakejunt

            ooooooo you got me

  • horace

    Baszler 35 years old living at home alone no husband no kids loses most fights???? MMMMM?? why is Shayna na na nothing on UFC makes zero sense.