After a short notice debut, Argentine fighter Silvana Gómez Juárez will have her second chance on a UFC card on January 15, when she will face Vanessa Demopoulos in replacement of American Ashley Yoder, who is withdrawn from the fight due to injury. sources confirmed to ESPN Deportes.
‘La Malvada’ is 10-3 as a professional and is coming off a debut in the Octagon where she was subdued by Mexican Lupita ‘Loopy’ Godínez in the first round. He had less than a week to prepare for the fight, since that fight on October 9 also took place at the last minute, before the loss of Sam Hughes, who was scheduled to face the Aguascalientes.
Gómez Juárez, born in Tucumán and based in Tijuana, Mexico, trains at Raúl Arvizu’s Entram gym. With his new fight date, he will be able to make the majority of his camp alongside teammates like Brandon Moreno, who will have his first fly belt defense a week later at UFC 270 in Anaheim.
The debuts of the Mexican Genaro Valdez and the Ecuadorian Michael Morales, who are also part of the team, are also scheduled on that same card.
Demopoulos (6-4) is the former LFA 115-pound champion and also failed in her bid to win her first fight in the UFC by falling to JJ Aldrich via unanimous decision.
The billboard on January 15 will be the first in 2022 for the promotion, which has not yet announced the venue for the event.