Paige VanZant To Move Up Weight Classes

FloCombat’s Damon Martin has reported that Paige VanZant will be returning to the Octagon. VanZant will have her next fight at UFC 216 on October 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada, but instead of at strawweight she is expected to be in the new flyweight division. In this weight class shift, VanZant will face off with former bantamweight Jessica Eye.


Even though VanZant walks in with a submission loss to Michelle “Karate Hottie” Waterson, VanZant had a top knockout on Bec Rawlings. Eye meanwhile is amidst a four fight losing streak at bantamweight including losses to Miesha Tate and Bethe Correia. Eye believes she was undersized at bantamweight and that flyweight is the perfect weight class for her to get back on the right track.

While this card is still shaping out, claims that a  Stipe Miocic vs. Cain Velasquez heavyweight title fight is in the works for the card.


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