The Mexican Lupita Godínez will return to the octagon with only one week of difference, as she will replace the card this Saturday against the Brazilian Luana Carolina at 125 pounds for the departure of Sijara Eubanks, sources confirmed to ESPN Deportes.
Eubanks would have been withdrawn by the Covid protocol applied every week and the one born in Aguascalientes took the fight with five days notice just like last week, when her opponent Sam Hughes was withdrawn for a positive in her corner and agreed to face Argentina Silvana Gómez Juárez.
Godínez, who debuted in the UFC only in April, beat the South American by arm bar in the first round and placed her record at 6-1; When he came out without injuries, he asked the promoter for a chance as soon as possible. It was his first victory in the Octagon and it earned him a $ 50,000 bonus to his performance.
Luana Carolina, who is 7-2, has a highly respected standing game and her reach will be a challenge for ‘Loopy’, who had even come close to fighting at 135 pounds against Sarah Alpar. Her natural division is 115 pounds, where she was even champion of the LFA promoter.
This Saturday’s undercard at UFC Apex will star American Aspen Ladd in her 145-pound debut against Brazilian Norma Dumont.