Sijara Eubanks is no longer facing Karol Rosa this weekend.
Instead, she will face Julia Avila at UFC on ESPN+ 35 on Sept 12. Eubanks was slated to fight Rosa at UFC on ESPN+ 34 this Saturday, but Rosa was forced to withdraw due to complications with her weight cut.
MMA Fighting was the first to report the announcement.
Avila was slated to fight Nicco Montano on Oct. 3, but the bout was scrapped after Montano tested positive for COVID-19.
Eubanks recently ended a two-fight skid by defeating Sarah Moras via unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN+ 29 on May 13. The 35-year-old is 3-2 inside the octagon since appearing on “The Ultimate Fighter” season 26.
Vila is fresh off a first-round TKO against Gina Manzany at UFC on ESPN 10 this past June. She is on a four-fight win streak, including a unanimous-decision win against Pannie Kianzad in her UFC debut back in July 2019.
Rosa is also coming off four-straight wins, including back-to-back octagon victories over Lara Procopio and Vanessa Melo.
That card looks like:
Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Hill – 115 lbs
Andrea Lee vs. Roxanne Modafferi – 125 lbs
Alan Patrick vs. Bobby Green – 155 lbs
Ed Herman vs. Mike Rodriguez – 205 lbs
Julia Avila vs. Sijara Eubanks – 135 lbs
Matt Schnell vs. Tyson Nam – 125 lbs
Frank Camacho vs. Brok Weaver – 155 lbs
Billy Quarantillo vs. Kyle Nelson – 145 lbs
Bryan Barberena vs. Anthony Ivy – 170 lbs
Roosevelt Roberts vs. Matt Frevola – 155 lbs
Sabina Mazo vs. Justine Kish 125 lbs
Khama Worthy vs. Ottman Azaitar – 155 lbs
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