UFC 272 has lost a matchup in the women’s flyweight division.
On Friday, former title challenger Jessica Eye (15-10 MMA, 5-9 UFC) announced her withdrawal from her scheduled bout against France’s Manon Fiorot (8-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) which was set to take place on the upcoming pay-per-view event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Eye’s opportunity to bounce back into the win column will have to wait a little longer as an undisclosed injury has forced her out of next weekend’s event.
“Hey Believe’rs, I’m sorry to report that I’m out of my fight at UFC 272 due to an injury I sustained last night,” Eye wrote on Instagram. “I’m extremely disappointed as it was a INCREDIBLE camp with my original team back home in Cleveland @strongstyle_mma. My Apologies to my opponent and the UFC. I look forward to the opportunity to Entertain and fight in front you all again In a few weeks when I’m clear to return to full contact training.”
Eye last competed in a bout against Jennifer Maia at UFC 264 in July, suffering her third consecutive unanimous decision loss. She picked up a win over Viviane Araujo at UFC 245 after being stopped by Valentina Shevchenko in her bid for the title at UFC 238. Prior to that, she had one of the best years of her career, when she racked up three straight wins in 2018.
At the time of writing, it is unclear if Fiorot will remain on the card to face another opponent on short notice or if the bout against Eye will be rescheduled. Fiorot made her UFC debut in 2021 and competed three times, picking up wins over Victoria Leonardo, Tabatha Ricci, and Mayra Bueno Silva.
With the removal, the current lineup of UFC 272 is as follows:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev
Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell
Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira
Greg Hardy vs. Serghei Spivav
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET)
Jamie Mullarkey vs. Jalin Turner
Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xiaonan
Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
Mariya Agapova vs. Maryna Moroz
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+ 6 p.m. ET)
Brian Kelleher vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
Tim Elliott vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
Ludovit Klein vs. Devonte Smith
Dustin Jacoby vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
Photos: Jessica Eye through the years
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