Jessica Eye


Loses after missing weight
June 13, 2020
Eye lost to Cynthia Calvillo via unanimous decision (46-49, 46-49, 47-48) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Eye continues to get notable fights, but the eye test simply doesn't match Eye's position on the card. She did fine in Round 1 when the two women spent the entire frame on the feet, but she was controlled on the mat for a significant amount of time in each of the next three rounds. Eye hasn't improved since entering the company in October 2013. She is a one-dimensional brawler who doesn't possess the power to fight that way. The only notable victory in her UFC career is against Katlyn Chookagian, and that was a split decision that could have very easily gone the other way. Oh, Eye also missed weight on Friday. While on paper she only missed by 0.25 pounds, Calvillo accused Eye in the post-fight press conference of leaning on the towel to cover up what could have been an even bigger miss. Eye is plenty tough, but there just isn't much else to here to get excited about. The soon-to-be 34-year-old Ohio native is now 5-7 (1NC) in 13 UFC bouts.
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Forfeiting 25 percent of purse
June 12, 2020
Eye's headlining bout versus Cynthia Calvillo on Saturday at UFC Las Vegas 2 will go on as scheduled, but she will forfeit 25 percent of her purse to Calvillo, Jose Youngs of reports.
Eye tipped the scales just 0.25 pounds over the required weight but indicated after doing so that she would not be able to shave off any more. The miss will cost her financially and could have implications on the future, as it marks her second straight where she didn't make the cut.
Misses weight for headlining bout
June 12, 2020
Eye weighed in .25 pounds over the 126-pound limit for Saturday's UFC Las Vegas 2 fight versus Cynthia Calvillo, Damon Martin of reports.
While Eye will lose part of her purse for Saturday's contest, it would seem unlikely Calvillo would decline the bout given the minuscule miss from Eye. However, this is the second consecutive fight Eye has failed to make it to 126, which could have ramifications for her scheduling of future bouts.
Poised to face Calvillo
May 23, 2020
Eye (elbow) is expected to face Cynthia Calvillo in a flyweight fight as the main event for a June 13 card at a yet-to-be-determined location, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
Eye has been recovering from February surgery to address a left elbow issue, but the fact that the UFC is targeting her for the June 13 main event suggests she's on track to be fully healthy by mid-June. The 33-year-old last fought Viviane Araujo back on Dec. 14, winning in a unanimous decision to push her MMA record to 15-7-0. She'll enter this matchup against Calvillo as a slight betting underdog of (+100).
Nearly recovered from elbow surgery
March 23, 2020
Eye is expected to resume training within the next few weeks after undergoing surgery in early February to address a left elbow injury, Mike Bohn of USA Today reports.
Eye didn't receive any medical suspension from the promotion following her unanimous-decision victory over Viviane Araujo at UFC 245 on Dec. 14, but she decided to head in for surgery a couple months after the fight to tend to an elbow issue that she said had been lingering for about three years. The 33-year-old will likely be ready to return to the Octagon at some point during the summer.
Wins after missing weight Friday
December 14, 2019
Eye defeated Viviane Araujo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC 245 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Eye was quite pleased following Bruce Buffer's announcement of the decision, but the truth of the matter is that her strong effort means nothing because she missed weight by five pounds on Friday. As is the case in virtually all fights in which Eye is successful, this was an ugly, grinding brawl. Eye took advantage of a tiring Araujo by putting together combinations following a strong first round from the Brazilian. Eye's takedown defense was lousy early on but improved as the fight progressed because Araujo was too tired and began to telegraph her shots. Eye is fairly tough and has decent cardio, but she's a pure brawler and her stand-up defense is below-average. Of course, none of this means anything if she continues to miss weight.