MMA Preview – Sijara Eubanks vs Karol Rosa at UFC Vegas 9

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SIJARA EUBANKS VS KAROL ROSA FACTS

When is UFC Vegas 9? Saturday 5th August, 2020 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 9? APEX Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

What channel is UFC Vegas 9? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 9? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!

SIJARA EUBANKS VS KAROL ROSA LOWDOWN

With all the hype coming off The Ultimate Fighter back in 2017, Sijara Eubanks now sits on a humble 5-4 record. She kicked off her UFC career well with two wins at flyweight but the cut to 125 lbs was too taxing on her body. With high expectations at bantamweight, she has struggled losing two unanimous decisions to Aspen Ladd and Bethe Correia but she is coming off a decision of her own against Sarah Moras and desperately needs to build on that momentum.

Karol Rosa stands in her way and fills in for Macy Chiasson. Rosa is riding a four-fight win streak and has passed her first two UFC tests. She fought Lara Procopio for her debut a year ago squeaking past with a split decision and is coming off a more convincing decision over Vanessa Melo back in July.

SIJARA EUBANKS VS KAROL ROSA PREDICTION

Despite the difference in records, Eubanks is Rosa’s toughest match-up to date and will be a stern test for the Brazilian. She is expected to be positive as usual attacking with leg kicks and combinations, but she will have to be cautious of Eubanks counters.

Rosa is the favourite with her well-rounded skill set but Eubanks can predict Rosa’s attacks, particularly her lead left calf kick followed with the straight right. Eubanks has more speed and power and will be waiting to attack with venom. If Eubanks starts to win those exchanges, Rosa may try and clinch her up and drag her to the ground where she is very dangerous.

Eubanks has failed to fulfil her potential so far, but this could be the fight to get back on track and showcase the power in her hands.

Winner: Eubanks via Decision

Edit: This fight has now been cancelled and Sijara Eubanks will face Julia Avila instead

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