BREAKING: Sijara Eubanks OUT (Covid Protocol) Lupita Godínez @Loopygodinez IN vs. Luana Carolina. Godínez is moving up to 125 to fight just one week after her first victory in the octagon vs. Silvana Gómez Juárez.— Carlos Contreras Legaspi (@CCLegaspi) October 13, 2021
“Loopy” will fight twice in seven days, setting a modern-era Ultimate Fighting Championship record.
The 28-year-old Mexican steps up to face Luana Carolina in a flyweight affair at UFC Fight Night 195 this Saturday. Sherdog’s own sources confirmed the news after ESPN Deportes made the initial report Tuesday night. Godinez replaces Sijara Eubanks, who pulled out of the fight due to COVID-19 protocols. The last time a UFC fighter competed twice in such a short span was last July, when Khamzat Chimaev clashed with John Phillips before taking on Rhys McKee 10 days later, setting a record that Godinez is now scheduled to break.
Former Legacy Fighting Alliance champion Godinez (6-1, 1-1 UFC) is coming off a submission victory over Silvana Gomez Juarez at UFC Fight Night 194 last Saturday. In addition to her first UFC victory, the Mexican fighter took home “Performance of the Night” honors. Prior to that, the Team Titan MMA representative dropped a narrow split decision to Jessica Penne in her UFC debut.
Capital Da Luta’s Carolina (7-2, 2-1 UFC) has lost only once in her last eight cage appearances. “Dread” tapped to a kneebar by Ariane Lipski at UFC Fight Night 172, but then the Dana White's Contender Series alum bounced back on track by edging Poliana Botelho at UFC on ESPN 23.
UFC Fight Night 195 will go down on Oct. 16 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the featherweight main event, Aspen Ladd will take on Norma Dumont. In the co-headliner, former UFC heavyweight kingpin Andrei Arlovski locks horns with Carlos Felipe.