Sijara Eubanks Decides to Move Up to Bantamweight • MMA News

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Sijara Eubanks

Sijara Eubanks Decides to Move Up to Bantamweight • MMA News

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One month after Sijara Eubanks had hoped to face Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant flyweight championship, she is going to now be exiting the flyweight division (125) and getting into the bantamweight division (135) in accordance to her supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz.

Eubanks’s struggles to make weight at 125 has been effectively documented. After incomes her manner to the finals to face Nicco Montaño for the best to turn out to be the primary ever flyweight champion, Eubanks was unable to compete within the finale due to failing to make weight.

Sijara Eubanks was in a position to make weight for her subsequent flyweight bout in opposition to Lauren Murphy, which noticed Eubanks choose up the unanimous resolution victory at UFC Battle Night time 131.

Sijara Eubanks was then booked to face Valentina Shevchenko to headline UFC 230 in Madison Sq. Backyard for the vacant flyweight championship, however that battle was later scrapped in favor of Daniel Cormier defending his heavyweight championship in opposition to Derrick Lewis. Eubanks was very vocal in her frustration concerning the cancellation, solely to as soon as once more miss weight prior to her unanimous resolution victory over Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 230. Eubanks was then met with huge criticism for lacking weight as soon as once more after being so vocal about her flyweight title bout in opposition to Valentina Shevchenko being pulled and showing to present no regret after the fail.

Eubanks is now prepared for a recent begin at bantamweight, a division by which she has by no means competed within the UFC and by which she is 2-1 in her profession.

Do you imagine Sijara Eubanks could have the identical success at bantamweight?

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