Talk about a quick turn.
COVID-19 protocols are blocked Cesara Eubanks competes against Luana Carolina in this Saturday’s UFC Vegas 40 Card. In the Eubanks space is Mexican strawweight Lupita Godinez, who is just rising in weight but literally struggled at UFC Vegas 39 last week.
Godinez (6-1) won against Silvana Gomez Juarez via armbar, his first win in the Octagon. Her debut was a decision for former title challenger Jessica Penney. No one in modern UFC history has won consecutive fights in a week, meaning that if she pulled it, she would have broken Khamjat Chimayev and his 2-0 extension in 10 days.
Carolina (7-2) is coming off a win by a split decision against Poliana Botelho, which was a nice bounce after a nasty knee submission loss to Ariane Lipski. Dana White’s Competition Series: She earned a spot on the UFC list by winning in Brazil.
The UFC Vegas 40 discipline is headlined by a female featherweight fight between replacement Aspen Ladd and Norma Dumont.