Amanda Nunes injured, Leslie Smith steps in to face Sarah Kaufman at TUF Nations Finale

Amanda Nunes has been forced to withdraw from her fight next week against Sarah Kaufman at TUF Nations Finale and taking her spot in the fight will be Leslie Smith.TUF Nations Finale

The new fight booking was announced by the UFC on Tuesday evening.

The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale takes place from the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City on April 16th and will be headlined by a middleweight bout as Michael Bisping meets Tim Kennedy.

Smith (6-4-1) will be facing Kaufman for a second time as their first meeting came at Invicta FC 5 and Kaufman won by split decision. Since that fight, Smith has gone 1-1 and her last fight came in December as she lost a decision to Barb Honchak.

Kaufman (16-2, 1NC) is a former Strikeforce bantamweight champion and made her UFC debut in October against Jessica Eye. She initially lost the fight by split decision, but the bout was recently changed to a no contest after the Texas Department of Regulation and License announced that Eye tested positive for a prohibited drug.

The current TUF Nations Finale fight card is below.

Michael Bisping (24-5) vs. Tim Kennedy (17-4)
Patrick Cote (19-8) vs. Kyle Noke (20-6-1)
Elias Theodorou (8-0) vs. TBA – TUF Nations MW Final
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (4-0) vs. Chad Laprise (7-0) – TUF Nations WW Final
Dustin Poirier (15-3) vs. Akira Corassani (14-4-1)
Sam Stout (20-9-1) vs. K.J. Noons (12-7)
Mitch Gagnon (10-2) vs. Tim Gorman (8-2)
Mark Bocek (11-5) vs. Mark De La Torre (12-3)
Sarah Kaufman (16-2, 1NC) vs. Leslie Smith (6-4-1)
Ryan Jimmo (18-3) vs. Sean O’Connell (15-4)
George Roop (14-11-1) vs. Dustin Kimura (12-1)