Nicco Montano holding the UFC flyweight title after being crowned the divisions first champion in 2017.

Nicco Montano out of Feb. 6 fight; Joselyne Edwards steps in

Nicco Montano will no longer be fighting on Feb. 6 against Karol Rosa after pulling out of the fight with an undisclosed injury. Now Joselyne Edwards will step in on short note to fight Rosa.

Milenio was first to report the news.

Montano (4-3) was the inaugural UFC flyweight champion when she defeated Roxanne Modafferi in the TUF 26 finale. After struggling to make the 125 pound weight limit, Montano moved up to bantamweight in July 2019. She lost her UFC bantamweight debut to Julianna Peña and hasn’t fought since.

Nicco Montano holding the UFC flyweight title after being crowned the divisions first champion in 2017.

Meanwhile, Edwards (10-2) is looking to cash in on a another short notice opportunity as she just won her UFC debut 11 days ago when she stepped in on short notice to fight Wu Yanan. The win made Edwards the first fighter from Panama to earn a victory inside of the the octagon.

Rosa (13-3) comes into the fight on a four-fight winning streak after beating Vanessa Melo at UFC 251 in July.

A full list of fights for Feb. 6 are listed below:

Alistair Overeem vs. Alexander Volkov
Frankie Edgar vs. Cory Sandhagen
Macy Chiasson vs. Marion Reneau
Molly McCann vs. Lara Procopio
Julio Arce vs. Timur Valiev
Collin Anglin vs. Seungwoo Choi
Clay Guida vs. Michael Johnson
Beneil Dariush vs. Diego Ferreira
Alex da Silva vs. Devonte Smith
Manel Kape vs. Alexandre Pantoja
Joselyne Edwards vs. Karol Rosa
Aliaskhab Khizriev vs. opponent TBA

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