Next week’s UFC 216 pay-per-view event has lost one of its most anticipated fights of the night. The Paige VanZant vs. Jessica Eye flyweight fight is off due to an injury suffered by PVZ, the UFC officially announced the news earlier today.
According to MMA Fighting, VanZant suffered an intervertebral disc injury training jiu-jitsu and was advised by her doctor to avoid training for a few weeks. VanZant won’t need to undergo surgery.
VanZant hasn’t fought since her December submission loss to Michelle Waterson, while Eye’s last fight was in September 2016. Eye was scheduled to fight at UFC 213 in July, however, the fight was scrapped on fight day after Aspen Ladd, her opponent, fell ill.
UFC 216 takes place next Saturday October 7 from the T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, United States