UFC 253: Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks Play-by-Play

Taking a short-notice fight only days after her last win, Sijara Eubanks fought Ketlen Vieira on Saturday’s UFC 253 main card. Here’s how their fight went.

Bout 8: Ketlen Vieira (10-1) vs. Sijara Eubanks (6-4) (Bantamweight)

Vieira put Eubanks against the cage immediately. They separated a minute later. Eubanks landed a clean counter right hand in the second minute. Both fighters were connecting with their fair share of punches on the feet. Eubanks stopped a takedown attempt in the final minute of the round. Vieira landed a takedown in the closing moments of the round after putting together some punches. 

Vieira was able to get another takedown early in the second round. The referee stood them up with half of the round left. The striking on the feet was much slower than the round before, with Vieira landing the majority. 

Eubanks was able to dip in and connect with punches early in the final round. Eubanks landed a head kick in the second minute of the round. Eubanks was able to get a takedown for a moment in the final minute of the fight. The fight went back down for the closing seconds, with Vieira holding a leg of Eubanks. After three rounds, Vieira got the win (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28).

RESULT: Ketlen Vieira def. Sijara Eubanks via Decision, Unanimous

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Vieira 10 10 9 29
Eubanks 9 9 10 28

Live coverage of the entire card can be viewed here.

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