Sijara Eubanks v Sarah Moras set for UFC 249 in Brooklyn
UFC 249 at the Barclays Center could be a make-or-break event for a pair of bantam weights.
Sijara Eubanks and Sarah Moras will meet in Brooklyn on April 18 in a 135-pound fight, the UFC said on Thursday. Both want to improve the ranking of a division in which they have not yet broken through.
Eubanks (4-4, 2-2 UFC) are fighting bantamweight for the third time since returning from flyweight last year. She’s struggling to get the results since she made the jump back and lost decisions to Aspen Ladd and Bethe Correia last September last May, but her match with Ladd earned them the fight for the night, the only performance bonus in Eubank’s UFC career. Despite the losses, Eubanks remains 15th in the women’s bantamweight division.
Moras (6-5, 3-4 UFC) is out of the ranking despite the last time she took her first win in almost two years. Moras hit a third-round TKO finish against Liana Jojua with punches and elbows at UFC 242 last September to end a February 2019 loss.
Sarah Moras celebrates her win against Ashley Evans-Smith during UFC 215 at Rogers Place on September 9, 2017 in Edmonton, Canada. Credit: Getty Images / Codie McLachlan
The matchup is the women’s second fight added to the Brooklyn event. Former straw weight champions Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade face a rematch for Andrades knockout victory that ended Namajunas’ title reign last May.
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