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Jessica Eye headed to flyweight for bout against Paige VanZant

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Our friends over at FloCombat are reporting that a big-time women’s bout will go down at UFC 216, as both Jessica Eye (11-5) and Page VanZant (7-3) head to the newly-formed flyweight division. The event takes place on October 6 in Las Vegas and is shaping up to be a massive night.

Eye looks to improve on her 1-5 record inside the Octagon, as the Ohio native will finally get to compete in her natural weight class at 125 pounds. She mostly competed at 125 before signing with the UFC in 2013, including a couple of impressive wins in the Bellator cage. Her only official win in the UFC at bantamweight was a victory over Leslie Smith at UFC 180, although she also did win her bout against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166, but that bout was eventually overturned. Eye was scheduled to compete against UFC newcomer Aspen Ladd last month at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, but the bout was cancelled on fight day when Ladd fell ill. Instead, she will now focus on her flyweight debut.


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i think eye beats the crap out of PVZ if the weight cut isn't too much. IMO eye has some of the biggest power at BW as it is

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Pvz kills eye, eye already had trouble making 135 if I remember right

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Posted by airkerma

Pvz kills eye, eye already had trouble making 135 if I remember right



Actually kerma Eye fought all of her Bellator fights at 125lbs where she looked like an absolute monster. I think Eye runs thru her.

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But who knows maybe PVZ might benefit from not cutting as much?

I just think Eye will be a contender at 125, Most likely Barb Honchak and Lauren Murphy as well. But if Valentina goes down to 125 it's game over for all these chicks. She competed Muay Thai and MMA on the regional circuit at 125.

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Posted by airkerma

Pvz kills eye, eye already had trouble making 135 if I remember right



Actually kerma Eye fought all of her Bellator fights at 125lbs where she looked like an absolute monster. I think Eye runs thru her.


That was with the IV. She said without it she didn't think it would be a healthy cut. This is a poor combo considering she's had issues with cardio.
Also, how is someone who is 2-5 in the UFC running through anybody? I'm highly skeptical of the results she will have here against someone who already brought a lot of movement to her fights coupled with an extra 10 pounds she won't be cutting.

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