Sijara Eubanks Steps In for Karol Rosa Against Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Fight Night on July 24

Published 05/29/2021, 8:07 AM EDT


Sijara Eubanks has received the call-up by the UFC to take on Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Fight Night on July 24. Eubanks steps in for flyweight staple Karol Rosa, who was forced out of her bout against Cachoeira due to an eye injury. The news first came through via Combat and MMA Junkie, followed up with a confirmation on the replacement.

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The aforementioned flyweights will scrap on arguably one of the most anticipated Fight Night cards of the year. TJ Dillashaw makes his long-awaited return to MMA after popping for EPO and receiving a two-year suspension. Fans will tune in to the fight card in droves, giving the winner of Eubanks and Cachoeira a chance to raise their stock.

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UFC Fight Night: Sijara Eubanks vs Priscila Cachoeira

‘SarJ’ comes into the fight off a two-fight skid, losing to Pannie Kianzad and Ketlen Viera via unanimous decision. Prior to the losses, it seemed like she was getting back on track with a pair of impressive wins. Sijara Eubanks hasn’t been able to stay consistent inside the cage and will be keen to accrue a finish in the UFC.

Eubanks’ toughness has been a major driving force seen throughout her tenure with the UFC. She’s fought in the UFC since 2018 and has notable wins over Lauren Murphy and Julia Avila during her run. Additionally, she’s faced high-level competition throughout her pro career as he faced Katlyn Chookagian in her second professional fight.

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Priscila Cachoeira is on a two-fight win streak and competed not too long ago against Gina Mazany at UFC 262. Her UFC run began in disastrous fashion as she went 0-3 in the organization before her recent wins. However, her first fight was against Valentina Shevchenko, of all people, thus providing her some leeway.

Priscila Cachoeira has shown that she has power in both hands and her last two wins came via KO/TKO. She’ll be favored against Eubanks’ plotting style that utilizes minimal head movement in the pocket. However, Sijara Eubanks’ durability is something to look out for and energy efficiency will be the name of the game.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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