Sijara Eubanks has been on the mountaintop of UFC matchmaking, and just as quickly, she was in the valley. As of now, she is somewhere in between.
Originally, Eubanks (3-2) had been surprisingly scheduled to fight Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant women’s Flyweight title, replacing Joanna Jedrzejczyk. After much consternation, the fight between Shevchenko and Jedrzejczyk was rescheduled, and Eubanks was entirely left off the card.
She quickly vented her frustration on social media, and while it is unlikely that this moved the hearts of Dana White and Mick Maynard, she has been put back on the card to face WMMA pioneer Roxanne Modafferi.
Modafferi (22-14) fought Eubanks in an Ultimate Fighter 26 semifinal fight, which Eubanks won by unanimous decision.”The Happy Warrior” is coming off of a second-round TKO in July over fellow veteran Barb Honchak.
What do you think of this matchmaking? Who will take this Flyweight contest? Sarj or Roxy?