Jessica Eye Set to Meet Leslie Smith at UFC 180 in Mexico City

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 24, 2014
Leslie Smith is 1-1 in the UFC. | Dave Mandel/

A women’s bantamweight clash between Jessica Eye and Leslie Smith has been added to the UFC 180 lineup.

The promotion recently announced the pairing. UFC 180 takes place at the Mexico City Arena and is headlined by a heavyweight title tilt between Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum. The event marks the Las Vegas-based promotion’s first trip to Mexico.

Eye is still searching for her first official UFC triumph. After having a victory over Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 overturned due to a positive drug test, the Strong Style Fight Team representative dropped a hard-fought split decision to Alexis Davis at UFC 170 on Feb. 22.

A six-time Invicta FC veteran, Smith captured her first Octagon win by stopping Jessamyn Duke in the opening frame at UFC Fight Night “Cerrone vs. Miller.” The 32-year-old Californian debuted with the Las Vegas-based promotion in April, losing a unanimous decision to Kaufman.


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