Eye Leaves Her Gym Prior To Title Shot
Jessica Eye is making a major change heading into her first UFC title shot against Valentina Shevchenko.
The Cleveland native has decided to move from her longtime gym Strong Style, which also features former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, as she prepares to face the UFC flyweight champion Shevchenko.
“I decided to part with Strong Style and open my own gym with a friend,” Eye told MMAjunkie Radio. “It’s been really cool. It’s been really excited. I’m kind of stepping away from everything and trying new things and I’ve found it to be really successful.”
Eye bounced back with a three fight winning streak after dropping to the 125-pound division, and has been locked in to face Shevchenko in her first defense of the title since defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant title by unanimous decision at UFC 231.
“It’s going to be fun,” Eye said. “They get to see two, high-level females fight and it’s going to be fun. These are two gritty chicks. I’m pumped to actually fight her. It’s cool to be excited about fighting another talented person. It’s makes solving a problem, a puzzle a lot funner.”
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