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Prelim Preview: Priscila Cachoeira vs. Sijara Eubanks | UFC Vegas 67

Welcome to Prelim Preview where we give a look at tomorrow’s stars of the UFC. If you missed the first edition of Prelim Preview on Mateusz Rebecki vs. Nick Fiore, catch that here! Now we are getting in on the second fight of UFC Vegas 67 which features two fighters with main card experience. Next is a bantamweight bout between Priscila Cachoeira and Sijara Eubanks.

Priscila Cachoeira: 12-4 Record, 6 KO/TKO’s – UFC Vegas 67

Originally called up in 2017 to face Lauren Murphy when she was undefeated at 8-0. Unfortunately she was hit with Visa issues going into the fight and was forced out. She was then given the tough task of making her UFC debut against Valentina Shevchenko. That loss started a three fight skid with losses to Shevchenko, Molly McCann, and Luana Carolina.

But Cachoeira has gone on a 4-1 run since then and has notched a career best win against Ariane Lipski in her most recent outing. That fight saw Cachoeira the slight underdog and manage to get the first round knockout.

Cachoeira’s wins in the UFC include Shana Dobson, who she beat with a 40 second knockout, Gina Mazany, Ji Yeon Kim and the aforementioned Lipski.

Sijara Eubanks: 7-7 Record, 3 KO/TKO’s

Stepping in the cage with Cachoeira at UFC Vegas 67 is Sijara Eubanks. Eubanks has fought some of the best the UFC has to offer at flyweight and looks to get back to her winning ways against Cachoeira. Eubanks has an even 7-7 record as a professional and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter Season 26. Eubanks came alive in that season defeating Maia Kahaunaele via kimura, DeAnna Bennett with a head kick, and Roxanne Modafferi via decision.

Sijara Eubanks has shared the cage with the best at flyweight with bouts against Katlyn Chookagian and Aspen Ladd before she debuted in the UFC. After debuting, she won back to back fights against future title contender Lauren Murphy and then against Roxanne Modafferi again. She dropped two straight to Aspen Ladd in a rematch and Bethe Correia.

Times have been tough for Eubanks as she’s been up and down since joining the UFC. She took on Ketlen Vieira and Pannie Kianzad dropping both, beat Elise Reed, and then dropped the next against Melissa Gatto.

Eubanks looks to prove that she belongs with a win over the veteran and after some weight cut issues hopes to have found a home at 135.

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In addition to covering MMA for My MMA News, Blaine Henry, the author, also analyzes fights from all combat sports across the globe. 

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