Joselyne Edwards has taken the place of Nicco Montano in a February 6th bout against Karol Rosa. First reported by Carlos Contreras Legaspi of Milenio, the new matchup will join a UFC “Fight Night” card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Montano was removed from the bout because of the medical tests done leading up to the fight. Per a report from Damon Martin and Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting, “eye-tracking issues” have taken her out of the fight and forced her out of action for 12 weeks.
Montano’s failed medical clearance comes after she was recently involved in a car accident, per MMA Fighting’s report.
The cancelled bout continues Montano’s struggle to find a fight. Since her last fight, Montano has now had five consecutive bookings fall through.
Stepping into the bout, Edwards will look for her second UFC win in only her second month with the promotion. Edwards won her UFC debut this month, defeating Wu Yanan via decision. Like her upcoming fight, Edwards’ UFC debut was a bout she took on short notice to replace someone else.
The bout will be Rosa’s third in the UFC. Her promotional run has been successful so far, picking up decision wins over Lara Procopio and Vanessa Melo.
UFC’s February 6th card is currently scheduled to be headlined by heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov. Here’s the updated lineup.
Bout 14: Alistair Overeem (47-18) vs. Alexander Volkov (32-8) (Heavyweight)
Bout 13: Molly McCann (10-3) vs. Lara Procopio (6-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 12: Marion Reneau (9-6-1) vs. Macy Chiasson (6-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 11: Mike Rodriguez (11-5) vs. Danilo Marques (10-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 10: Julio Arce (16-4) vs. Timur Valiev (16-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 9: Diego Ferreira (17-2) vs. Beneil Dariush (19-4-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 8: Michael Johnson (19-16) vs. Clay Guida (35-20) (Lightweight)
Bout 7: Cory Sandhagen (13-2) vs. Frankie Edgar (24-8-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 6: Alexandre Pantoja (22-5) vs. Manel Kape (15-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Devonte Smith (10-2) vs. Alex da Silva (21-3) (Lightweight)
Bout 4: Seung Woo Choi (8-3) vs. Collin Anglin (8-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 3: Andre Ewell (17-6) vs. Cody Stamann (19-3-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Ode Osbourne (8-3) vs. Denys Bondar (14-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 1: Karol Rosa (13-3) vs. Joselyne Edwards (10-2) (Bantamweight)