The UFC announced on Monday that Polyana Viana will replace Rachael Ostovich in a flyweight bout with Veronica Macedo in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Aug. 10. Also, Rodrigo Vargas will step in to replace Rafael Fiziev against Brazilian lightweight Alex da Silva, the company announced following a report by Combate.
The UFC is currently looking for new opponents for Kunchenko and Ariane Carnelossi.
Viana (10-3) is coming off back-to-back defeats to JJ Aldrich and Hannah Cifers after submitting Maia Kahaunaele-Stevenson in her Octagon debut, while Macedo (5-3-1) lost three in a row under the UFC banner to Ashlee Evans-Smith, Andrea Lee and Gillian Robertson.
Vargas (11-2), who won seven of his last eight, hasn’t fought since a 18-second knockout win over UFC veteran Mike De La Torre in May 2018. Da Silva (20-2) looks for his first Octagon win after taking a fight with Alexander Yakovlev on short notice in April and losing via second-round submission.
Check the updated card below.
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi
Vicente Luque vs. Mike Perry
Luiz Eduardo Garagorri vs. Humberto Bandenay
Oskar Piechota vs. Rodolfo Vieira
Raphael Pessoa vs. Ciryl Gane
Enrique Barzola vs. Bobby Mofett
Tecia Torres vs. Marina Rodriguez
Raulian Paiva vs. Rogerio Bontorin
Ariane Carnelossi vs. TBD
Alex da Silva vs. Rodrigo Vargas
Alexey Kunchenko vs. TBD
Veronica Macedo vs. Polyana Viana
Chris Gutierrez vs. Geraldo de Freitas