Cheyanne Buys Replaces Montserrat Ruiz Against Mallory Martin at UFC on ESPN 31

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Cheyanne Buys, UFC Vegas 33 Weigh-in Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

Cheyanne Buys saw a fight fall through this coming weekend thanks to a positive COVID-19 test.

She doesn’t seem worse for the wear, however, and “The Warrior Princess” will now replace Montserrat Ruiz against Mallory Martin at UFC on ESPN 31. The card takes place in Las Vegas on December 4.

MMA Fighting was first to report that Buys was stepping into the fight.

Strawweight Buys (6-2) had been expected to face Loma Lookboonmee on this Saturday’s UFC Vegas 43 card, until the COVID diagnosis. In her last outing, the Florida-born fighter picked up a highlight reel KO of Gloria de Paula care of a head kick.

Prior to that win, Buys had dropped her promotional debut to the woman she is now replacing, Montserrat Ruiz.

Mallory Martin (7-4) has posted a 1-2 record in the UFC to date, sandwiching a win over Hannah Cifers between losses to Virna Jandiroba and Polyana Viana.

The UFC on ESPN 31 card, set to place place at the Apex in Las Vegas on December 4, 2021, includes the following reported match-ups:

Rob Font vs. José Aldo
Brad Riddell vs. Rafael Fiziev
Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill
Manel Kape vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Jake Matthews vs. Jeremiah Wells
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Claudio Puelles
Brendan Allen vs. Brad Tavares
Bryan Barberena vs. Matt Brown
Louis Smolka vs. Vince Morales
Clay Guida vs. Leonardo Santos
Alex Morono vs. Mickey Gall
Maki Pitolo vs. Duško Todorovic
Philipe Lins vs. Azamat Murzakanov
Mallory Martin vs. Cheyanne Buys