Report: Katlyn Chookagian vs Jessica Eye added to UFC 231

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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8 comments

    1. Perhaps, but comparing the level of competition Eye has been winning against is far short of the competition Chookagian’s been winning against. Not sure why Katlyn’s taking this fight. A victory over Jess does nothing to improve her position while a defeat could put her out of contention for the time being.

      I don’t know why the UFC continues to match up TUF alumni against each other, and non-TUF alumni against each other, and never the twain shall meet, but I sure have my theories.

      1. they know most of those from TUF have terrible records and low experience. outside of the compressed schedule when the veteran don’t have access to their real coaches and full camps the TUF fighters will mostly just wash out.

        1. Au contraire, Mon frere! I think at least 9 of the 16 will last for some time. At least a couple more years, only falling victim to age for a couple of them maybe (Lauren and Maia Stevenson who’s a strawweight now with tough upcoming test against Contender winner Maycee Barber). 7 of them will last at least 3 or 4 more years, as Roxanne will probably then retire due to age. Another 6, I think, have a longer future with UFC, unless some stop for a while to have families, like Ostovich or De La Rosa. Sijara might have 4 or 5 more years. Shana, Gillian, and even Emily Whitmire will surprise people over the long term. Not sure if Honchak or Nicco will ever fight again. If Nicco chooses to, she’ll be around a long time!

        2. Au contraire, Mon frere! I think at least 9 of the 16 will last for some time. At least a couple more years, only falling victim to age for a couple of them maybe (Lauren and Maia Stevenson who’s a strawweight now with tough upcoming test against Contender winner Maycee Barber). 7 of them will last at least 3 or 4 more years, as Roxanne will probably then retire due to age. Another 6, I think, have a longer future with UFC, unless some stop for a while to have families, like Ostovich or De La Rosa. Sijara might have 4 or 5 more years. Shana, Gillian, and even Emily Whitmire will surprise people over the long term. Not sure if Honchak or Nicco will ever fight again. If Nicco chooses to, she’ll be around a long time! Not sure yet on Melinda Fabian

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