Paige VanZant will no longer fight Jessica Eye at UFC 216, but the 23 year-old star hopes to fight before the year is out.
Recently it was announced that “PVZ” has dropped out of the October 7th event, due to a back injury. At the time, it was reported that the injury wasn’t too serious, and since then VanZant has confirmed with MMA Fighting that she doesn’t need surgery.
In addition, the former strawweight reported that she’s hoping to fight in 2017, and that “Depending on my healing timeline, I’ll fight anyone who is available.”
VanZant hasn’t fought since last December, when she was choked out by Michelle Waterson.
UFC 216 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee, and Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg will serve as the headliners.