With a women’s flyweight title fight coming up next weekend, the UFC is looking to set up the next contender for the belt. That could very well be the winner of a bout that is being set up for UFC 232 – Jessica Eye vs. Sijara Eubanks.
The bout was originally reported by ESPN.
Eye (13-6 1 NC, 3-5, 1 NC UFC) is 2-0 since dropping to flyweight, picking up decision wins over Kalindra Faria and Jessica-Rose Clark. She is currently ranked at number eight at 125 in the official UFC rankings.
Eubanks (3-2, 1-0 UFC) made the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 26 to fight for the inaugural flyweight title, but missed weight and was hospitalized from the cut. Roxanne Modafferi replaced her, but was defeated by current champ Nicco Montano. Eubanks made her official UFC debut in June, defeating Lauren Murphy via unanimous decision. She is currently the number two challenger in the rankings.
UFC 232 goes down in Las Vegas on December 29th. It is expected to be headlined by a super fight between women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes.