Paige VanZant vs. Jessica Eye flyweight bout targeted for UFC 216

A women’s flyweight bout is verbally agreed for UFC 216.

Paige VanZant and Jessica Eye are currently being targeted for the UFC 216 event.

UFC 216 will be held on October 7, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

FloCombat reported the bout.

Following three back-to-back wins since entering the UFC, VanZant has gone 1-2 in her last three. A submission loss to Rose Namajunas was followed by a KO win over Bec Rawlings and UFC on FOX 21. In her most recent bout, VanZant dropped a first-round submission to Michelle Waterson at UFC on FOX 22.

Following a TKO win over Leslie Smith at UFC 180, Jessica Eye has lost four straight at bantamweight. Decision losses to Miesha Tate, Julianna Pena, Sara McMann and Bethe Correia has Eye looking to move down to experience more success in the octagon.

With this news, UFC 216 now looks like this:

Paige VanZant vs. Jessica Eye
Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham
Nik Lentz vs. Will Brooks
Marco Beltrán vs. Matt Schnell
Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga
Abel Trujillo vs. Lando Vannata
Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
Poliana Botelho vs. Pearl Gonzalez


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