BREAKING: UFC Targets Women’s Flyweight Matchup between Andrea Lee and Jessica Eye for UFC Fight Night on November 13th

Published 08/27/2021, 10:39 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Andrea Lee of United States looks on during the UFC 242 event at The Arena on September 07, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)


A flyweight matchup between Andrea Lee and Jessica Eye is in the works for UFC Fight Night on November 13th. An exciting matchup, both flyweights will come into this fight looking to make a statement in a division over which Valentina Shevchenko reigns supreme.

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Former LFA flyweight champion, Andrea Lee is coming off a second-round submission victory over Antonina Shevchenko. On the other hand, Jessica Eye is on a three-fight losing streak, all unanimous decisions against Jennifer Maia, Joanne Calderwood, and Cynthia Calvillo.

35-year-old Jessica Eye very well may be fighting to keep her spot on the roster, especially considering how the UFC has been releasing fighters ever since the pandemic. Following a brutal knockout loss against Valentina Shevchenko,  Eye has been trying to work her way back to another title shot, to no avail.

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Considering both of their striking backgrounds, one can expect the matchup to be a standup festival. A former amateur boxer and kickboxing champion, Andrea has an astonishing striking accuracy of 50 percent. This will certainly be a problem for Eye, who absorbs an alarming 4.19 strikes per minute.

Nevertheless, Jessica Eye has proven to be a frustrating striker as well, often walking opponents down with little regard, while displaying her ferocious hand speed in the midrange.

Undoubtedly, this will be an important fight for the division. The winner of this matchup could be looking to receive a top-five opponent next. Which would further making things interesting in an already stacked women’s flyweight division

Can Jessica Eye find her way back to another title shot? 

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Jessica Eye certainly has the skills and grit to make her way back to another title shot. However, her recent losses point to several flaws in her game that need to be dealt with at the earliest.   

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Jessica Eye punches Joanne Calderwood of Scotland in a flyweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Eye’s tendency to take punishment is starting to have a cumulative effect on her performances. Therefore, apart from working on her ground game, Eye will be better off employing better defensive strategies. 

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What do you think? Can Jessica Eye make her way back to another title shot? Let us know in the comments.  

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David Andrew

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David Andrew is an MMA author at EssentiallySports with a background in English Literature from St. Stephens College. Prior to his current role, David, who combines his passion for writing and combat sports, contributed to the MMA divisions at Sportskeeda and The Sportsrush.

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