VanZant vs. Eye Set To Be Pulled From UFC 216

One of the main card fights for next week’s UFC 216 in Las Vegas according to Ariel Helwani, as Paige VanZant suffered an injury in camp. The injury which has not been confirmed by the UFC may have VanZant’s fight with Jessica Eye scrapped.

Per MMA Fighting the UFC flyweight suffered an intervertebral disc injury while training jiu-jitsu and was advised by her doctor to avoid training for a few weeks. VanZant won’t need to undergo surgery for the issue.

The Paige VanZant vs. Jessica Eye flyweight fight was one of the marquee fights for this Saturday’s return to the T-Mobile Arena, which also features the Ray Borg and Demetrious Johnson fight which was moved off the UFC 215 card due to health concerns for Borg. It also featured a headline fight for the interim lightweight title between Tony Lee and Kevin Ferguson.

VanZant hasn’t fought since her December loss to Michelle Waterson, while Eye’s last fight was in Sept. 2016. Eye was scheduled to fight at UFC 213 in July, however, the fight was scrapped on fight day after Aspen Ladd, her opponent, fell ill.

The Card as of now for UFC 216 if the Eye and Vanzant fight is cancelled.

MAIN CARD

INTERIM UFC LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE
Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee

UFC FLYWEIGHT TITLE
Demetrious Johnson(C)  vs. Ray Borg

Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis

Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer

Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham

UNDERCARD

Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz

Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares

John Moraga vs. Magomed Bibulatov

Matt Schnell vs. Marco Beltran

Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata

Tom Duquesnoy vs. Cody Stamann

Pearl Gonzalez vs. Poliana Botelho

 

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