Leslie Smith To Fight Sarah Kaufman At TUF: Nations Finale
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.08.2014
MMA Junkie reports that Sarah Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will now fight Leslie Smith (6-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the TUF Nations Finale, her third opponent for the card. It is a rematch from a "Fight of the Night" battle at Invicta FC 5 last year, which Kaufman won.
This fight comes after Amanda Nunes (9-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) was forced out with a broken hand. Nunes was herself a replacement for Shayna Baszler, who was also injured. The event happens on April 16 at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City and is the finale for The Ultimate Fighter: Nations. It will air on FOX Sports 1 after preliminary fights on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Here's the current card:
Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy
Patrick Cote vs. Kyle Noke
opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – "TUF Nations" middleweight-tournament final
opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – "TUF Nations" welterweight-tournament final
Akira Corassani vs. Dustin Poirier
K.J. Noons vs. Sam Stout
Sarah Kaufman vs. Leslie Smith
Mark Bocek vs. TBA
Ryan Jimmo vs. Sean O'Connell
Dustin Kimura vs. George Roop
Mitch Gagnon vs. Tim Gorman