The debut of the Argentine Silvana Gómez Juárez in the UFC has been advanced. The fighter from the Entram Gym of Tijuana will replace the American Sam Hughes, to face the Mexican Lupita Godínez this Saturday, October 9 at UFC Vegas 39, sources confirmed to ESPN Deportes.
The South American fighter was scheduled to face Brazilian Maria Silva next Tuesday in the Contender Series, but she went ahead to Las Vegas to close her camp with her partner Genaro Valdéz, who beat Patrik White on Tuesday’s show and Marcelo Rojo. , who prepares for a fight on the 16th.
Godinez, born in Aguascalientes, but based in Vancouver, Canada, debuted in the UFC just on April 17 of this year with just 15 days before the former straw title contender of the promotion, Jessica Penne and took a loss by Split decision with the one who lost his undefeated pro to go 5-1.
Gómez Juarez has been in Mexico for three years and has won his last three fights at local Combate Americas, Lux Fight League and UWC events.
This Saturday’s undercard at UFC Apex will be starred by two qualifiers from their division, Brazilians McKenzie Dern and Marina Rodríguez.