Canadian strawweight Randa (Quiet Storm) Markos is stepping in for the injured Paige Van Zant against Brazil’s Amanda Ribas on a televised UFC Fight Night card March 14 in Brasilia.
Van Zant (8-4-0) said on social media that she has a fractured arm. It marks the American fighter’s third arm break and the second time she has suffered a fracture near the hole where a plate is screwed into her arm.
Markos (10-7-1) is coming off an October split-decision victory over American Ashley (The Spider Monkey) Yoder. The 34-year-old from Windsor, Ont., is 6-6-1 in the UFC.
Ribas (8-1-0) has won both of her UFC outings to date.
The main event in Brasilia is between eighth-ranked lightweight contender Kevin (The Motown Phenom) Lee (18-5-0) and No. 13 Charles Oliveira (28-8-0 with one no contest).
In other Canadian UFC news, Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras is taking on American Sijara (SarJ) Eubanks at UFC 249 on April 18 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Moras (6-5-0) stopped Georgia’s Liana Jojua by TKO last time out in September, snapping a three-fight losing streak. The 31-year-old flyweight from Kelowna, B.C., who trains out of Las Vegas, is 3-4-0 in the UFC.
The 34-year-old Eubanks (4-4-0) is coming off back-to-back losses.
The UFC 249 main event pits lightweight champion Khabib (The Eagle) Nurmagomedov (28-0-0) of Russia against No. 10 Tony (El Cucuy) Ferguson (25-3-0) of the U.S.