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

February 8, 2014

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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