Though Eye has shown a lot of potential in the past, she caught a tough break by drawing Kaufman. The former Strikeforce champion is slightly larger than Eye and can win fights with her stand-up or wrestling. Kaufman’s size and seasoning should be enough to overwhelm Eye in most of the exchanges, unless of course she somehow chokes under the pressure of a long-awaited UFC debut. / PREDICTION: Sarah Kaufman def. Jessica Eye via Split Decision
The main card for UFC 166 may have fans salivating but let’s not forget about the excellent undercard efforts destined to highlight Saturday night’s show. The preliminary portion of the lineup boasts eight bouts including a few sure to be featured towards the top of a Fight Night event such as Sarah Kaufman-Jessica Eye, Tim Boetsch-C.B. Dollaway, and Hector Lombard-Nate Marquardt. In general, the talent involved is Texas-sized to say the least, giving MMA enthusiasts plenty of reason to tune in early this weekend and enjoy the action unfolding inside the Octagon.
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