Sarah Alpar
Too Sweet

USA

Out
Injury Nose
Est. Return 3/19/2021
Long layoff ahead
BantamweightUFC
Out
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.
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Hammered by Jessica-Rose Clark
BantamweightUFC
Out
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
Out
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
Out
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.
Latest addition to UFC roster
BantamweightUFC
Out
August 14, 2019
Alpar defeated Shanna Young via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:55 of Round 2 at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. She was one of three fighters to earn a UFC contract following the event.
ANALYSIS
Alpar entered this fight a slight betting underdog in roughly the (+115) range, but overcame a back-and-forth first round to take charge in the second. She did absorb a bit of damage early, but the aggressiveness of her opponent allowed Alpar to slip in for a body lock that was eventually converted into a takedown. She displayed excellent grappling from there, taking the back of her opponent and getting the finish. Alpar is a bit small for bantamweight standing at 5-4 with a 63-inch reach, so it comes as little surprise that after the fight White implied a move down to flyweight would be forthcoming.