Sarah Alpar
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Gets new opponent
BantamweightUFC
May 16, 2021
Alpar will now be fighting Lupita Godinez at the UFC event on May 22 after her initial opponent, Stephanie Egger, announced Sunday that she is withdrawing from the bout, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
It's currently unknown why Egger had to step out of the upcoming fight against Alpar but both she and Godinez will be hoping to secure a win after they each dropped their most recent fights. Both fighters are inexperienced in the UFC, with Alpar owning a 1-1-0 record and Godinez losing her debut against Jessica Penne in April.
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Set for May 22 bout
BantamweightUFC
April 13, 2021
Alpar (nose) will take on Stephanie Egger on the May 22 card, TKO Combat Sports & Entertainment reports.
ANALYSIS
Alpar was handed a six-month suspension late last September for a possible nasal fracture and hasn't taken the Octagon since then. She has just two career UFC bouts under her belt and sports a 1-1-0 mark in the contest, falling to Jessica-Rose Clark in her last bout via TKO (knee). Next on her schedule is another fighter in Egger who is looking to get in the win column for the first time in her UFC career after falling via unanimous decision to Tracy Cortez in her debut. Alpar stands two inches shorter and sports a four-inch shorter reach than her opponent, so she may focus on getting inside and taking Egger down.
Long layoff ahead
BantamweightUFC
September 22, 2020
Alpar is facing a six-month medical suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission pending medical clearance of a potential nasal fracture, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Alpar took a sustained beating that was likely much longer than necessary in her loss to Jessica-Rose Clark on Saturday, and the effects thoroughly decorated the canvas red for the evening's later fights. It was the knees from Clark that seemed to do the most damage, likely contributing to the potential fracture. Alpar will be on the shelf until late-November at the very least, with the possibility of an absence that extends through springtime.
Hammered by Jessica-Rose Clark
BantamweightUFC
September 19, 2020
Alpar lost to Jessica-Rose Clark via TKO (strikes) at 4:21 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was a tough, tough night at the office for Aplar that was made all the more difficult by the incompetence of referee Chris Tognoni. Clearly down on the judge's scorecards but still in the fight early in Round 3, Alpar attempted to drop down to the ground during an exchange along the fence, and Clark greeted her with a massive knee to the face that caused her nose to explode just before she touched the mat. Tognoni stopped the action believing the knee to be illegal, but after conferring with the replay, deemed it to be a legal strike. The fight should have been over right there, but Tognoni restarted it for some reason, and Alpar was forced to absorb countless additional strikes as a result. Being an MMA referee is a difficult and under-appreciated job, but these are the type of decisions that get people hurt. Hopefully Alpar -- who is set to get married in just a few weeks -- recovers quickly.
Targeting September debut
BantamweightUFC
July 11, 2020
Alpar is expected to take on Jessica-Rose Clark for a UFC event scheduled to take place on Sept. 19, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Alpar was originally scheduled to make her UFC debut on May 2 against Vanessa Melo before the COVID-19 situation cancelled the fight. She earned herself a shot with the company after a victory at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series back in August. She holds a 9-4 record in professional fights. Her opponent, Clark, is looking to bounce back from two-straight losses.
Draws first UFC Fight
BantamweightUFC
February 17, 2020
Alpar will face Vanessa Melo at UFC Oklahoma City on May 2, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Alpar earned herself a shot with UFC following a victory at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series back in August, and she's since been added to her first UFC card. Alpar owns a 9-4 record in professional fights and will now set her sights on her first UFC victory in May.