01 Jan Karol Rosa replaces Macy Chiasson, meets Sijara Eubanks at UFC Vegas 9
Sijara Eubanks will now face Karol Rosa on Sept. 5, as the Brazilian replaces Macy Chiasson at UFC’s upcoming event in Las Vegas. Multiple people with knowledge of the change confirmed it to MMA Fighting following a report from Combate. It’s unclear why Chiasson was removed from the card.
Eubanks (5-4) is an alum of The Ultimate Fighter 26 with wins over Lauren Murphy and Roxanne Modafferi in her first pair of UFC bouts. She had to move up to bantamweight after persistent issues with the scale.
“Sarj” recently scored her first octagon win at 135 pounds, notching a decision over Sarah Moras. The victory put her back on track after consecutive defeats against Aspen Ladd and Bethe Correia.
Rosa (13-3) has won two straight since joining the UFC in 2019, most recently a decision over Vanessa Melo in Abu Dhabi where Melo missed weight.
The UFC Fight Night show is headlined by heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai.