Jessica Eye Says She’s Fighting Bethe Correia at UFC 203 in Cleveland

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 24, 2016

It looks like Jessica Eye will get to fight in her home state on Sept. 10.

The Ohio-based bantamweight announced via Twitter on Friday that she will face Bethe Correia at UFC 203 in Cleveland. The matchup has not officially been announced by the UFC.

UFC 203 takes place at Quicken Loans Arena and is headlined by Eye’s Strong Style Fight Team stable mate Stipe Miocic, who will defend his heavyweight bout against Alistair Overeem. In the co-main event, ex-champ Fabricio Werdum will square off against Ben Rothwell in another heavyweight clash.

Eye has tasted victory just once in her last five promotional outings. Since earning a doctor-stoppage triumph over Leslie Smith at UFC 180, the 29-year-old Bellator MMA veteran has dropped consecutive fights to Miesha Tate, Julianna Pena and Sara McMann.

Correia, meanwhile, won her first three Octagon appearances before challenging for 135-pound gold at UFC 190, where she suffered a 34-second knockout loss to then champion Ronda Rousey. “Pitbull” returned to action on April 16, dropping a split decision to Raquel Pennington at UFC on Fox 19.


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