Loopy Godinez Takes Short Notice Bout, Replaces Sijara Eubanks In October 16th Bout Against Luana Carolina

Loopy Godinez has the chance to break a UFC record when taking a short-notice booking against Luana Carolina this weekend. The former LFA Strawweight Champion will move up to flyweight to replace Sijara Eubanks in a booking, per a report from Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes.

The fight joins a card that is expected to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Godinez competed just last weekend, defeating Silvana Gomez Juarez via first-round submission on October 9th. The victory was her first since joining the promotion earlier this year.

If Godinez wins on Saturday, she will break the record for shortest gap between two UFC wins in the promotion’s modern era (not counting one-night tournaments held from 1993 to 1998). The record is currently held by Khamzat Chimaev, who scored two wins within a 10-day period in 2020.

Carolina will be aiming to score her second victory of the year. She last competed in May, defeating Poliana Botelho via split decision. It is not known why Eubanks – the second of three opponents she has been given for this event – withdrew from the card.

This weekend’s UFC “Fight Night” event is currently set to be headlined by featherweights Norma Dumont and Aspen Ladd. Here’s the updated lineup:

Main Card (7:00PM EDT / 4:00PM PDT) (ESPN+ / TSN 5)

Bout 11: Norma Dumont (6-1) vs. Aspen Ladd (9-1) (Featherweight)

Bout 10: Andrei Arlovski (31-20) vs. Carlos Felipe (11-1) (Heavyweight)

Bout 9: Jim Miller (32-16) vs. Erick Gonzalez (14-5) (Lightweight)

Bout 8: Manon Fiorot (7-1) vs. Mayra Bueno Silva (7-1-1) (Flyweight)

Bout 7: Julian Marquez (9-2) vs. Jordan Wright (12-1) (Middleweight)

Preliminary Card (4:00PM EDT / 1:00PM PDT) (ESPN+ / TSN 5)

Bout 6: Andrew Sanchez (12-6) vs. Bruno Silva (20-6) (Middleweight)

Bout 5: Danny Roberts (17-5) vs. Ramazan Emeev (20-4) (Welterweight)

Bout 4: Loopy Godinez (6-1) vs. Luana Carolina (7-2) (Flyweight)

Bout 3: Ludovit Klein (17-3) vs. Nate Landwehr (14-4) (Featherweight)

Bout 2: Brandon Davis (14-8) vs. Danaa Batgerel (9-2) (Bantamweight)

Bout 1: Ariane Carnelossi (13-2) vs. Istela Nunes (7-1) (Strawweight)

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