Sijara Eubanks Rebooked Against Karol Rosa at UFC 263

By: Jay Pettry
Mar 19, 2021

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A Ultimate Fighting Championship match scuttled in 2020 after a bad weight cut has been put back together for the summer.

On Thursday, Combate reported that Karol Rosa (14-3) and Sijara Eubanks (6-6) are slated to meet at UFC 263 on June 12. The two were previously booked against one another at UFC Fight Night 176 in September 2020, but Rosa was hospitalized due to her failed weight cut. The bantamweight matchup was later confirmed by other outlets.

Eubanks will be looking to lift her record above .500 and snap a two-fight skid where she lost to Ketlen Vieira and Pannie Kianzad in the last few months. “SarJ” competed four times in 2020, beating Sarah Moras and Julia Avila before dropping two to the aforementioned Vieira and Kianzad. The New Jersey native has gone the distance in 10 of her 12 career bouts, including each of her last nine outings.

Rosa recovered from her rough weight cut to hand Josalyne Edwards a decision loss in February. The Brazilian is currently riding a five-fight win streak, which includes three inside the Octagon all by decision, defeating Lara Procopio and Vanessa Melo as well on her way up. Rosa serves as a major training partner to former strawweight queen Jessica Andrade at Parana Vale Tudo.

UFC 263 goes down on June 12 at a currently undetermined location, and the headliner may come in a rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. Also on the card is a featherweight clash as Hakeem Dawodu meets the unbeaten Movsar Evloev, while Fares Ziam and Luigi Vendramini square off at lightweight.

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