Eubanks vs Modafferi : UFC 230 Fight Roxanne Modafferi vs Sijara Eubanks will be held onNovember 3, 2018 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, United States.Sijara Eubanks, previously slotted to headline UFC 230, misses weight for Roxanne Modafferi fight.
Sijara Eubanks still has a chance to create a Madison Square Garden moment.
A day after it was announced that Eubanks would not be facing Valentina Shevchenko in a previously reported women’s flyweight championship main event bout at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 — in favor of a previously announced Shevchenko-Joanna Jedrzejczyk flyweight title fight at UFC 231 being restored — Newsday is reporting that Eubanks will remain on the New York card and face veteran Roxanne Modafferi.
The bout will be a rematch of their Ultimate Fighter 26 semifinal encounter that Eubanks won by unanimous decision.
That victory was supposed to propel Eubanks into the first-ever UFC women’s flyweight championship match at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale opposite Nicco Montano, but Eubanks failed to make weight for that bout and was instead replaced by Modafferi. Montano went on to defeat Modafferi by unanimous decision to become the UFC’s inaugural women’s champion at 125 pounds.
Eubanks made her official debut with the promotion at UFC Utica in June, where she beat Lauren Murphy by unanimous decision to improve to 3-2 as a professional (she defeated Modafferi, DeAnna Bennett, and Maia Stevenson in TUF 26 exhibition bouts).
After Montano was forced to withdraw from her first title defense at UFC 228 due to weight-cutting complications, she was subsequently stripped of the belt and a bout between Shevchenko and Jedrzeczyk for the vacant championship was announced for Dec. 8. However, it was later reported that Shevchenko would be facing Eubanks for that title instead so that UFC 230 could be headlined by a championship belt.
When news broke Tuesday that heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier would now be defending against Derrick Lewis in the UFC 230 main event, Shevchenko was moved back to her UFC 231 title fight with Jedrzejczyk.
Eubanks addressed the matter on social media, including a few fiery comments directed at UFC president Dana White and matchmaker Mick Maynard.
Modafferi, a 15-year veteran of the sport, picked up her first UFC win after two previous tries when she defeated former Invicta FC champion Barb Honchak by second-round TKO at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale in July. “The Happy Warrior” holds a 22-14 record competing for a variety of major promotions including the UFC, Invicta, Jewels, Cage Warriors, and Strikeforce.
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It is noted that for the 126th cut of this tournament, the pound allowance courtesy of Shevchenko Eubanks will be required to press a non-title struggle for 125 buttons he can not do it on the occasion of his first championship nearly a year.
Eubanks said, “First of all, I was empty of champions,” Eubanks said after the hospital admission, Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 26 fiasco “I have an athlete and I have to cut the majority of men’s weight fighters. Unfortunately, some errors are eliminated, no excuse I stopped working my ass and went out on my shield.”
Sijara Eubanks will fight at UFC 230 after all — just not for the women’s flyweight title.
Eubanks, a top-three flyweight, is set to face former title challenger Roxanne Modafferi in a rematch next month, Newsday reported Wednesday afternoon.
Eubanks and Modafferi first fought in the semifinals of The Ultimate Fighter 26 last year. Eubanks won by three-round decision.
Eubanks was briefly scheduled to meet Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant title in the UFC 230 main event, but after the UFC booked Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis, the fight was pulled from the card. Eubanks expressed her frustration in a series of tweets after she found out the news, calling UFC president Dana White and matchmaker Mick Maynard “cowards.”
Before the Shevchenko matchup had been put together, Eubanks was scheduled to fight Jessica Eye at the year-end show. Eye is currently without an opponent. Shevchenko is scheduled to fight Joanna Jedrzecjzyk at UFC 231 for the vacant belt.
Eubanks made it to the TUF 26 final, where she was expected to fight Nicco Montano for the inaugural flyweight title, but she was forced out of the bout during fight week due to weight-cutting issues. Eubanks has since defeated veteran Lauren Murphy by decision.
Modafferi replaced Eubanks against Montano, and lost at the show’s finale last December by unanimous decision. Earlier this year, Modafferi rebounded from the title loss with a victory over women’s MMA pioneer Barb Honchak.
UFC 230 takes place Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The heavyweight title fight between champ Cormier and Lewis headlines the card.