Paige VanZant’s will have to wait for her first fight of 2020. An arm injury has forced “PVZ” forced out of her upcoming bout with Amanda Ribas (8-1) at UFC Brasilia on March 14.
Veteran Randa Markos will step in as a replacement to fight Ribas, the promotion announced.
VanZant’s arm has been a problem area for her since it was broken in a fight with Jessica-Rose Clark in January 2018. The 25-year-old has had three surgeries to address the injury since.
Markos (10-7-1) competed three times in 2019, going 2-1 with a loss to Claudia Gadelha sandwiched between wins over Ashley Yoder and Angela Hill.
UFC Brasilia is headlined by a lightweight bout between Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira, with the main card airing on the ESPN+ streaming service.