Sijara Eubanks Hospitalized, Roxanne Modafferi Gets UFC Title Shot Against Nicco Montano


The Ultimate Fighter 26 tournament won't see its finals take place as planned.

Sijara Eubanks was hospitalized Wednesday night, and didn't appear at Thursday's weigh-ins. The fighter was set to face Nicoo Montana in the tourney finals to determine the first UFC Women's Flyweight Champion. In Eubanks' place is the woman she defeated in the semifinals to advance, TUF 18 veteran "Happy Warrior" Roxanne Modafferi.

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Modafferi entered the season as the top seed, and since losing out of the UFC in 2013, has went on to an 8-3 record including TUF fights. After once looking like retirement was looming, Modafferi dedicated herself full time to the sport. 

Below is the current card for the show. Fightful will have full coverage of the event.

Main Card (10pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

UFC Women’s Flyweight Title
Nicco Montano vs. Roxanne Modafferi

Sean O’Malley vs. Terrion Ware

Barb Honchak vs. TBA

Gerald Meerschaert vs. Eric Spicely

DeAnna Bennett vs. Melinda Fabian

Joe Soto vs. Brett Johns

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

Montana De La Rosa vs. Christina Marks

Ryan Janes vs. Andrew Sanchez

Karine Gevorgyan vs. Rachael Ostovich

Ariel Beck vs. Shana Dobson

Preliminary Card (7:30pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Gillian Robertson vs. Emily Whitmire

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