First reported by Ariel Helwani via Twitter, a flyweight bout between top contenders Katlyn Chookagian and Jessica Eye is in the works for UFC 231 in Toronto on Dec. 8.
Eye was originally scheduled to face Sijara Eubanks in December, however, that fight was canceled when Eubanks randomly got the call to fight for the title at MSG in the main event of UFC 230 versus Valentina Shevchenko.
After much confusion, the Eubanks-Shevchenko fight was also called off. Eubanks was temporarily left without an opponent and Shevchenko was rebooked to face Joanna Jedrzejczyk at 231.
With Eubanks now being scheduled to meet Roxanne Modafferi, Eye has received a new opponent as well in “Blonde Fighter”.
Chookagian has gone 2-0 since returning to her natural weight class. She scored a win over Alexis Davis earlier this year to crack into the flyweight top three.
Notably, this fight is slated to take place on the same card as the flyweight title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk— serving as a backup should a championship fighter fall out.
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