Sijara Eubanks eyes title shot against the winner of Valentina Shevchenko vs Nicco Montano

Fresh off the heels of her first UFC victory versus Lauren Murphy at UFC Fight Night 131, Sijara Eubanks is hoping to take on the winner an eventual showdown between current flyweight champ Nicco Montano and number one contender Valentina Shevchenko.

Eubanks marched to the octagon last Saturday night with two goals–  to show why she deserves a title shot and to have fun.

“I had a blast. I’ve been waiting for this my entire career and it was more fun than I thought it was gonna be.”

Though she didn’t get the finish, Sarj told media post-fight that she was pleased with her performance and getting the W against a crafty veteran.

“Nothing surprised me. We just kind of stuck to the game plan and had a good time.”

So what’s next for the top contender? She says its getting back and the gym and preparing for the next battle.

“I feel like I’m next in line. I know the whole talks is that Nicco and Valentina are the next match up. I knew the winner of me and Lauren is probably going to get the winner of Nicco and Valentina…”

“I really want to get back to the gym. It’s off-camp that you can really take your time, develop your game, and sharpen up your tools.”

Check out Sarj’s full comments below, courtesy of MMA Junkie.

Where do you think Sarj stands in the division?

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  1. Patience, my lady. I think a fight between the winner of Maia/Carmouche or Davis/Chookagian is in order first. The timing should work out well for you as well, given how long it appears that it may take Montano to be ready to fight.

  2. Not after that performance, in the name of all that’s good and decent. A match-up like that would be purely driven by ‘rankings’, but has next to no entertainment value IMO.

      1. Sijara’s. A fight between two Top 5 ranked fighters wouldn’t (couldn’t?) be so lacklustre anywhere else in the organisation; I was quite deflated afterwards.

        1. What did you expect from someone that was not even ranked in the top 15 at 135 and had lost to both Katlyn Chookagian and Aspen Ladd ? And to tell you the truth, I’ve seen pretty lackluster fights between top contenders recently.

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