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UFC 216 Loses Paige VanZant – Jessica Eye

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC 216

UFC 216 has lost a compelling bout at 125 pounds, as the promotion’s announced that Paige VanZant has been forced to withdraw from her bout with Jessica Eye.

The UFC’s official announcement didn’t disclose why “PVZ” has dropped out. But, sources have told MMA Fighting that VanZant injured her back while grappling. VanZant reportedly won’t require surgery.

So, this is an unfortunate setback for “PVZ”, who has yet to fight, since she was choked out by Michelle Waterson last December.

Eye also hasn’t fought yet this year, as she hasn’t competed since September, 2016, when she lost via split decision to Bethe Correia.

The October 7th, UFC 216 card will be headlined by a bout between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee for the lightweight title.

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