Shayna Baszler will have to wait to make her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) because "The Queen of Spades" was injured in training, forcing her to withdraw from a 135-pound fight against Sarah Kaufman at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Nations" Finale.
Enter Amanda Nunes on less than two weeks notice, even though "Lioness" was already booked to fight Alexis Dufresne just three days later (April 19, 2014) at UFC on FOX 11. Dufresne, meanwhile, will get a new opponent at a later date.
UFC shared the fight card shake ups earlier this evening via its official website.
Kaufman (16-2) made recent headlines when her split-decision loss to Jessica Eye was overturned and ruled a "No Decision" by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (read full details here). Wiping the "Evil" slate clean keeps her in the win column, having last outpointed Leslie Smith at Invicta 5 back in April 2013.
Nunes, meanwhile, is perfect thus far in her Octagon career -- 9-3 overall -- and was last seen beating the brakes off Germaine de Randamie in front of the "Troops" in Nov. 2013. It was her second technical knockout win in a row, having also shellacked Sheila Gaff at UFC 163 in Aug. 2013.
Kaufman vs. Nunes pits the No. 5-ranked Bantamweight fighter on UFC's women's roster against its No. 8 seed.
TUF: "Nations" Finale will be headlined by the Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy grudge match, as well as the co-headliner between season coaches Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke. In addition, tournament champions will be crowned in the welterweight and middleweight divisions inside Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City.
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