Two women’s Bantamweight mainstays will lock horns in Vegas this upcoming May as former title challenger and Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann takes on the UFC’s No. 7 ranked Jessica “Evil” Eye. The fight was announced formally on UFC Tonight Wednesday night.
McMann (8-3, 2-3 in UFC) has struggled in recent bouts, going 1-3 in her last four losing to Ronda Rousey, Amanda Nunes, and newly crowned champ Miesha Tate with her only victory being a split decision victory over Lauren Murphey. She returns in this fight from what will be a 10-month layoff if she makes it to fight night.
Eye (11-4-1 NC, 1-3-1 NC in UFC) has also found struggles as of late, similarly going 1-3 in her last four bouts losing to Alexis Davis, Miesha Tate, and most recently to Julianna Pena at UFC 192. Her only victory comes against Leslie Smith whom she defeated by way of devastating TKO after causing one of the most grusome injuries inside the Octagon after popping and tearing Smith’s ear open.
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