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Edwards will step in for Nicco Montano and face Karol Rosa in a bantamweight scrap at UFC Fight Night 184 on Feb. 6. Milenio was first to report the new booking. A reason for Montano’s withdrawal was not disclosed. UFC Fight Night 184 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov. The card will stream in its entirety on ESPN+.
Edwards made her first promotional foray at UFC on ABC 1 on Jan. 16, when she outpointed Yanan Wu in a preliminary matchup. The 25-year-old Panamanian has been victorious in nine of her last 10 professional bouts, with her only setback during that time coming to current UFC talent Sarah Alpar at LFA 55 in November 2018.
Rosa, meanwhile, enters the matchup on a four-bout winning streak, a run that includes a split-decision triumph over Lara Fritzen Procopio at UFC Fight Night 157 and a unanimous verdict against Vanessa Melo at UFC 251. The 26-year-old Parana Vale Tudo representative is 13-3 as a pro, with six triumphs coming inside the distance.
Montano, the promotion’s inaugural women’s flyweight queen, hasn’t competed since July 2019, when she lost a decision to Julianna Pena at UFC Fight Night 155.