Lupita Godinez Steps in on Short Notice, Takes on Sarah Alpar at UFC Vegas 27

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Lupita Godinez will step in on short notice at UFC Vegas 27 to take on Sarah Alpar.

MMASucka.com learned of the short notice contest from sources close to the bout.

Lupita Godinez Takes on Sarah Alpar at UFC Vegas 27

The fight will take place two weight classes above Godinez’s natural division.

Godinez (5-1) signed with the UFC and made her debut in April against veteran Jessica Penne. It was a war of attrition in that contest, with Penne edging ‘Loopy’ on the judges scorecards and earning a split decision.

Alpar (9-5) has been a pro since 2011 and earned her spot in the UFC with a second-round submission victory over Shanna Young at a Contender Series event. It took over a year to step inside the Octagon for the first time after that due to two cancelled bouts and lost to Jessica-Rose Clark in her sophomore appearance. Alpar was originally slated to take on Stephanie Egger, however, she was forced to withdraw for undisclosed reasons.

UFC Vegas 27 goes down on May 22 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. A bantamweight clash will headline the fight card, as Rob Font takes on former champion Cody Garbrandt.

Check out the May 22 fight card below.

  • Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt
  • Jack Hermansson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
  • Carla Esparza vs. Yan Xiaonan
  • Justin Tafa vs. Jared Vanderaa
  • Felicia Spencer vs. Norma Dumont
  • David Dvorak vs. Raulian Paiva
  • Bill Algeo vs. Ricardo Ramos
  • Court McGee vs. Claudio Silva
  • Victor Rodriguez vs. Bruno Silva
  •  Josh Culibao vs. Yilan Sha
  • Damir Hadzovic vs. Yancy Medeiros
  • Rafael Alves vs. Damir Ismagulov
  • Lupita Godinez vs. Sarah Alpar
  • Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento

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Jeremy Brand is an experienced MMA writer and columnist. He is the founder of MMASucka.com, and has represented the company with media credentials at many mixed martial arts fights. Jeremy is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in BC, Canada.

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