Courtesy of Flo Combat (flocombat.com, @FloCombat), it is being reported that Paige VanZant (7-3) will return to the octagon to meet Jessica Eye (11-6, 1 NC) in a flyweight bout at UFC 216 in October.Should the bout materialize, UFC’s flyweight division will be off to a running start.
Paige VanZant is coming off of a first round submission defeat at the hands of Michelle Waterson in December. Prior to that, she KO’d Bec Rawings at UFC on FOX 21 in August with a jumping switch kick.
Jessica Eye is currently riding a four-fight skid. She was scheduled to face UFC newcomer Aspen Ladd at the TUF 25 Finale last month, but the bout was scratched from the card due to Ladd falling ill.
Eye has actively campaigned for a flyweight division. Before her time at bantamweight in the UFC, Eye was a top flyweight.
VanZant has contested all of her UFC bouts at strawweight.
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