Prime-ranked Flyweight contender Jessica Eye has struggled with making weight ever since getting knocked out by Valentina Shevchenko in a title struggle. Her failure to succeed in the struggle weight at UFC Combat Night time: Eye vs Calvillo is the second time in a row that she has missed weight.
Jessica Eye misses weight forward of UFC Combat Night time
Eye wanted the ring to try to make weight for her struggle towards Cynthia Calvillo. Nonetheless, she was nonetheless .25 over the predetermined weight restrict. Noticeably ‘Evil’ had on her face masks as required by the Nevada State Athletic Fee. It stays unknown if she would have made weight had she been allowed to take away the masks.
Following the announcement of “126 and 1 / 4” Eye needed to make her approach again to the dimensions for a photograph op.
As she raised her arms and posed for the cameras it was evident that standing was an awesome process for her following her weight lower. Just a few seconds later ‘Evil’ used her arm to regular herself as she stepped off the dimensions. She stated, “I’m sorry guys I don’t suppose I can stand.”
For the second straight struggle after difficult for the ladies’s flyweight title a 12 months in the past, Jessica Eye missed her mark on the dimensions. This time, it was by a fraction – 126.25 kilos, with the masks on, on the #UFCVegas2 official weigh-ins. https://t.co/AtuBHXx62X pic.twitter.com/6kBBiYafmD
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) June 12, 2020
Earlier, the previous Championship challenger had additionally missed weight at UFC 238. Right here she confronted Viviane Araujo and gained by unanimous choice at a 131 lbs Catchweight contest.
The primary occasion is one in every of three fights of Combat Night time to be contested at catchweight. The opposite fighters to overlook weight have been Karl Roberson and Zarrukh Adashev. For being .25 lbs chubby, ‘Evil’ will forfeit 25% of her struggle purse to Calvillo.
Calvillo is not any stranger to lacking weight. She too has skilled twice in her final three Strawweight fights. This consists of her earlier look at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs Rozenstruik the place she fought Marina Rodriguez to a draw.
Because of this, she probably moved up a division and was to compete at Flyweight for the primary time within the UFC. With Eye’s historical past of weight struggles might she contemplate taking a lead from Calvillo and transferring up a weight division?
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