Sijara Eubanks is having ideal back to work pursuing a single of the most outstanding performances of her vocation this past Saturday.
A number of persons with expertise of the promotion’s strategies confirmed to MMA Preventing that Eubanks will now face Ketlen Vieira next Saturday at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi following an initial report from ESPN. “Sarj” will substitute Marion Reneau who was compelled to withdraw from the bout with an undisclosed harm.
Eubanks has received equally of her 2020 fights, which has her climbing the major-15 at 135 lbs. Right after choosing up a unanimous determination earn in excess of Sarah Moras in Could, the 35-year-aged took on the surging Julia Avila at UFC Vegas 10. At much more than a 2-1 underdog, Eubanks overcame a tricky initially round and used an remarkable ground recreation to get paid the upset win. The TUF 26 competitor is now 4-2 in the UFC.
Vieira enters the bout in unfamiliar territory as she appears to be to bounce back again from a reduction for the initially time in her vocation. “Fenômeno” won her initial 4 octagon appearances, which includes victories more than Ashlee Evans-Smith, Sara McMann and Cat Zingano, right before going through Irene Aldana in December at UFC 245. Aldana picked up a to start with-round knockout acquire to established herself up for a large battle with Holly Holm on Oct. 3.
UFC 253 will aspect two title fights, headlined by Israel Adesanya defending the middleweight title in opposition to Paulo Costa. In the co-principal celebration, Dominick Reyes takes on Jan Blachowicz for the vacant light heavyweight title to kick off the first of a five-7 days extend on Fight Island.