A flyweight matchup between a former title challenger and a promising prospect has been announced for UFC 245 in Las Vegas on Dec. 14.
The official UFC Brasil (@UFCBrasil) Twitter account broke the news on Monday afternoon that Jessica Eye (14-7, 1 NC) will return to action to face Viviane Araujo (8-1).
The winner of five straight, Araujo, made an emphatic UFC debut in the bantamweight division by knocking out Talita Bernardo in May. At UFC 240, she dropped to 125 pounds where she defeated Alexis Davis via decision.
Eye found new life in the flyweight division, going 3-0 with wins over Kalindra Faria, Jessica-Rose Clark, and Katlyn Chookagian. The streak earned her a shot at Valentina Shevchenko’s flyweight title, however, she was unsuccessful in her bid to capture the title, falling to Shevchenko via KO.
Who will you be rooting for?