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UFC newcomer Ariane Carnelossi expected to replace Ashlee Evans-Smith against Taila Santos in Uruguay

Ariane Carnelossi (right) has agreed to step in as a replacement in Montevideo.
Marcos Santos, Future MMA

It didn’t take long for the UFC to sign talented Ariane Carnelossi.

Listed as one of the 10 best Brazilian prospects to keep an eye on in 2019, “Sorriso” will replace Ashlee Evans-Smith versus Taila Santos in a flyweight contest at the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Aug. 10.

Both fighters verbally agreed to meet in Uruguay but contracts have yet to be signed, sources told MMA Fighting. Dama de Ferro first reported the news. It’s still unclear why Evans-Smith withdrew from the bout.

Carnelossi (12-1) recently scored a third-round knockout over Ketlen Souza at Future MMA 5 in Brazil. “Sorriso”, who now rides a 12-fight winning streak with nine finishes, has only tasted defeat in her MMA debut in 2014, losing to future UFC fighter Amanda Ribas.

Santos (15-1) joined the promotion in 2018 after handing Estefani Almeida a decision defeat at the Brazilian version of Dana White’s Contender Series, but dropped a split decision to Mara Romero Borella at UFC Fortaleza in February.

Check the updated UFC Uruguay card below.

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche
Vicente Luque vs. Mike Perry
Tecia Torres vs. Marina Rodriguez
Veronica Macedo vs. Rachael Ostovich
Laureano Staropoli vs. Alexey Kunchenko
Raulian Paiva vs. Rogerio Bontorin
Taila Santos vs. Ariane Carnelossi
Oskar Piechota vs. Rodolfo Vieira
Raphael Pessoa vs. Ciryl Gane
Chris Gutierrez vs. Geraldo de Freitas
Enrique Barzola vs. Bobby Moffett
Rafael Fiziev vs. Alex da Silva
Luiz Eduardo Garagorri vs. Humberto Bandenay