As the UFC put it, this is a bummer.
The nature of Baszler’s injury was not disclosed, and a replacement opponent is currently being sought to face Kaufman on the April 16 card.
Baszler (15-8) was scheduled to make her UFC debut with the Kaufman fight, after losing in the TUF 18 tournament to eventual champion Julianna Peña.
Kaufman (16-2, 1 NC) is yet to earn her first Octagon victory. The former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion initially lost a split decision to Jessica Eye at UFC 166, but the fight was later ruled a no-contest when Eye failed her post-fight drug test.
The scratched match-up would have been a rematch between the fighters. Their first meeting took place on a Strikeforce Challengers card in 2009, when Kaufman won a unanimous decision.
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