Dana White says Jessica Eye is next for Valentina Shevchenko

According to UFC President Dana White, Jessica “Evil” Eye will be Valetina Shevchenko’s first title defense.

White made the statement during the UFC Brooklyn post-fight press conference a little over a week ago.

When asked if the UFC has decided who would face Shevchenko next, White replied, “I think we did. Off the top of my head we said we were going to do a fight with Jessica Eye. I think Eye is next. Yeah.”

After a four-fight skid at bantamweight, Eye returned to her natural weight class of 125 pouds to rack up three straight wins. She was last seen in action at UFC 231– winning a split-decision over Katlyn Chookagian in a percieved title eliminator bout.

Eye is currently ranked #1 in the official UFC flyweight rankings.

Do you think Eye is next in line for the title shot?

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11 comments

  1. It’s hard to argue. She’s one of the few at 125 w/a 3 fight win streak and she just defeated the #1 contender, if narrowly. I just hope the date is relatively soon.

    1. I saw a gift recently of a weigh-in where Dana White was stroking Jessica’s belly as he walked past her. Maybe there’s a little bit more to her title shot than just her fighting skills. I’m not complaining. Its an individual sport and ya gotta do what Cha gotta do

    1. Who is in the same universe at 125? If Liz wins her next fight, it would be interesting in seeing the two face off if only because of Liz’s controversial win over Valentina some time ago and coincidentally has one of the best records at 125. And of course, I would like to someday see Valentina take out her frustrations with Nicco on her. Speaking of which, anybody know what’s become of Nicco? I haven’t heard boo from her since she squawked about having her title taken from her.

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