Sijara Eubanks wasn’t going to let some up-and-coming fighter make a name out of her. Prior to her bout against Elise Reed at UFC Vegas 32 on Saturday, the 36-year-old fighter knew a third straight defeat could be catastrophic to her UFC career.

This time around, she made the necessary adjustments and sacrifices and tried to start fresh at a back at Flyweight. Her big move paid off big time.

Reed, a former CFFC strawweight champion, only had four professional bouts to her name, but has never tasted defeat. Well, until she met Eubanks.

Sijara came out firing out of the gates and literally fought like her back was against the wall. She quickly got Reed on her back with relative ease and managed to secure the mount with little resistance.

It was the beginning of the end for Reed, as Eubanks smashed her with an array of hard elbows and punches, forcing the referee to stop the bout at 3:39 mark of the first round. It was a valiant effort for Reed, since she was a late replacement for Karol Rosa.

Eubanks, meanwhile, is finally back on the winning path. While she still has ways to go before getting a shot at Flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko, Eubanks’ impressive performance might have earned her a top 15 opponent for her next bout.


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