Joanne Calderwood Wants to Destroy Jessica Eye’s Face at UFC 257

Published 12/28/2020, 11:22 PM EST


The UFC kicks off 2021 pay-per-view events with Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor at UFC 257. While most of the attention on the fight card will be on the main event, the rest of the fights on the card are stacked as well. Joanne Calderwood vs Jessica Eye is one such fight. 

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Eye and Calderwood are ranked sixth and seventh respectively in the women’s flyweight division. Both women are coming off losses in their recent fight.

The fight will be a good opportunity for the two women to not only bounce back to the win column but also gain a rank or two in the process. 

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Read: “They’re ugly souled”- Jessica Eye trashes Joanne Calderwood and Lauren Murphy

Joanne Calderwood reveals her intentions on fight night 

In a recent interview, James Lynch asked Calderwood what she made of her upcoming fight with Eye and if there was any animosity. She replied, “It’s going to make the fight even better because I know she does not like me. And I don’t like her and I know a lot of people don’t like her. So I’m just seeing it as I’m the lucky one that gets to punch her come fight night and get paid for it.”

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‘Jojo’ continued, “There is just so much violence and aggression in me that I just want to take out on her face. When I picture it I’m just on top of her and seeing lots of blood and just doing what I can to get that win and to make her bleed on the way to that win.”

Jojo’ has been with the UFC since 2014. Calderwood has come close to fighting for the belt but has never fought for the undisputed title. ‘Evil,’ on the other hand, fought for the title at UFC 238 when she was knocked out cold by champion Valentina Shevchenko. 

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‘Jojo’ is currently 1-2 in her last three fights and most recently lost to Jennifer Maia via submission in August this year. Jessica is also 1-2 in her last three fights and most recently lost to Cynthia Calvillo via unanimous decision in June this year. Both women will be hoping to bounce back after recent losses at UFC 257. 

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