Three changes have recently been made for UFC’s July 31st “Fight Night” card. The new matchups are part of a card that does not have a confirmed lineup currently.
Yoder Replaces Nunes In Matchup Against Frey
Jinh Yu Frey has been given a new opponent for July 31st, as she is now facing Ashley Yoder in a strawweight bout. The matchup was first reported by Mike Heck of MMA Fighting.
It was originally reported that Frey would face UFC newcomer Istela Nunes. However, Nunes has been withdrawn from the bout due to visa issues, per the report.
Frey picked up her first UFC win earlier this year, defeating Gloria de Paula on scorecards.
Yoder took a loss in her last appearance, fighting to a unanimous decision against Angela Hill in March.
Four Fighters Look For First UFC Win
Two matchups were named for the event which will see fighters attempt to earn their first win in the UFC octagon.
Making his UFC debut, Orion Cosce will fight Philip Rowe in a welterweight fight, as first reported by Mike Heck of MMA Fighting.
Cosce earned his UFC contract last summer, defeating Matt Dixon on “Dana White’s Contender Series.” His brother, Louis Cosce, also won a contract on the show.
Rowe is returning after losing his UFC debut to Gabe Green in February.
Both coming back after losing their UFC debuts, Cheyanne Buys and Gloria de Paula will also be paired up for the card. The strawweight fight was first confirmed by Guilherme Cruz and Mike Heck of MMA Fighting on Monday.
De Paula made her first appearance in March, losing to Jinh Yu Frey. She was making her first UFC appearance after winning on “Dana White’s Contender Series” in the fall.
Buys also lost in March, dropping a fight to Invicta FC vet Montserrat Conejo. The fight snapped a three-bout win streak for Buys.
The main event for UFC’s July 31st card has not been announced yet. Here are the fights which have been reported for the show thus far.
Bout 4: Collin Anglin (8-1) vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan (5-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 3: Jinh Yu Frey (10-6) vs. Ashley Yoder (8-7) (Strawweight)
Bout 2: Orion Cosce (7-0) vs. Philip Rowe (7-3) (Welterweight)
Bout 1: Gloria de Paula (5-3) vs. Cheyanne Buys (5-2) (Strawweight)