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TUF 26 fighter Sijara Eubanks cuts dreadlocks to make weight

Postby Gogh » Sep 29. 2017, 20:55

Sijara Eubanks walked on to the set of “The Ultimate Fighter 26” with a fight already booked against the scale.

At 136 pounds, she had to cut 10 pounds just to step into the octagon against Maia Stevenson. Her coach, former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, thought it was a tough ask.

When Eubanks Eubanks (2-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) stopped sweating at 126.5, one half-pound from the limit for non-title exhibition bouts, Eubanks proved she’d do anything to fight.

She cut her dreadlocks.

“No one thought I was going to make the weight,” Eubanks told MMAjunkie. “It was super dramatic.”

The actual fight was less so. Evenly matched with Stevenson (6-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the feet, Eubanks was a better grappler. By the end of the first round, she was pounding Stevenson from top position, threatening a stoppage.

When the second-round bell rang, Eubanks figured she’d use what worked and took the fight back down. A kimura followed.

“I’ve hit a kimura so many times in jiu-jitsu,” she said. “I just knew it was going to be there. The position she was in on the ground, I was like, ‘Oh yeah, she’s going to give me this kimura.'”

With Stevenson’s tap, Eubanks ran to the cage and yelled a number at UFC President Dana White – 12, for her seed number in a tournament of 16 fighters. Her performance was anything but middle of the road against Stevenson, who was seeded No. 5.

Now, Eubanks moves on to the next challenge of “TUF” – getting to the finals.

http://mmajunkie.com/2017/09/the-ultimate-fighter-26-sijara-eubanks-dramatic-weight-cut-dreadlocks
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Re: TUF 26 fighter Sijara Eubanks cuts dreadlocks to make weight

Postby Gogh » Sep 29. 2017, 20:56

Woodley wrote:Weigh-ins are racist
in mma's dark age of roids, gsp was the best conditioned of them all. things that make you go hhhhmmmmmm

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Re: TUF 26 fighter Sijara Eubanks cuts dreadlocks to make weight

Postby HandSofIgor » Sep 30. 2017, 14:47

Psh why didn't she just use DC's towel... You can rent it off the UFC merch website... Duh
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Re: TUF 26 fighter Sijara Eubanks cuts dreadlocks to make weight

Postby SkidMarxTheSpot » Sep 30. 2017, 17:26

At first I thought she resembled a female Yoel Romero...but when she talks she totally resembles Robbie Lawlor.
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