Brazilian outlet Combate are reporting that a women’s bantamweight bout between Bethe Correia and Jessica Eye is all set for the UFC’s return to Pittsburgh in February. The UFC are yet to confirm the bout.
UFC Fight Night 82 will be held on February 27, 2016 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event will be the second that the promotion has hosted in Pittsburgh, and first since UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry in June of 2011.
Correia (9-1 mma) is coming off this first loss of her career, a devastating KO loss to former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 190 earlier this year. Prior to the loss, Correia went 3-0 in the UFC defeating Julie Kedzie, Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler.
Eye (11-4-1 mma) has not had the best time of late under the UFC banner. In her debut, her split decision win over Sarah Kaufman was overturned to a no contest as Eye tested positive for marijuana. A split decision loss to Alexis Davis was followed by a TKO win over Leslie Smith at UFC 180. Since the win, Eye has gone 0-2 losing two unanimous decisions to former title challenger Meisha Tate and former TUF winner Julianna Pena.
WIth this fight addtition, UFC Fight Night 82 now looks like this.
Cody Garbrandt vs. John Lineker
Sarah Moras vs. Lauren Murphy
Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro
Joe Riggs vs. Chris Camozzi
Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Anthony Hamilton vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
James Krause vs. Shane Campbell
Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland
Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimarães
Bethe Correia vs. Jessica Eye
Sam Alvey vs. Daniel Sarafian