Former Bellator fighter Jessica Eye hasn’t called the UFC home yet for more than a day and already has her first in-Octagon assignment. Rather than draw an easy task, Eye will instead take on seasoned veteran Sarah Kaufman in a bantamweight battle at UFC 166.
The 27-year old competitor confirmed the match-up in a conversation with MMA DieHards Radio.
Eye holds a 10-1 mark including success against Carina Damm and Zoila Gurgel. The majority of her victories have come via decision though she does have two TKOs and a single submission under her belt.
Kaufman, who once held Strikeforce gold, will be making her UFC debut in the bout as will Eye. The 16-2 Canadian has long been one of the top female fighters in MMA with wins over the likes of Shayna Baszler, Liz Carmouche, and Miesha Tate.
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