• Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye announced for UFC 170

  • A new bout has been added to the UFC 170 card as Alexis Davis (15-5) faces Jessica Eye (11-1) in a bantamweight matchup. The event is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, on Feb. 22.

    UFC officials recently announced the new bout.

    UFC 170 will feature a headline bout between current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and title challenger Sara McMann. In the co-main event, Daniel Cormier will make his light heavyweight debut against Rashad Evans. The main card will air LIVE on PPV with the prelims expected to air on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.

    Alexis Davis is currently riding a four fight winning streak, most recently defeating Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision at “UFC: Fight for the Troops 3″ in November. Prior to that she secured a unanimous decision win over Rosi Sexton at UFC 161 in June, and scored a third round submission victory over Shayna Baszler at Invicta FC 4 in January. Alexis now has the chance to earn a title shot with a big win on February 22nd.

    Meanwhile, Jessica Eye last fought at UFC 166 in October, where she scored a unanimous decision win over former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman. Prior to that she picked up a unanimous decision victory over Carina Damm in June, and submitted Zoila Frausto Gurgel in round one of their matchup at Bellator 83 in December 2012. This fight against Davis will be one of Jessica’s toughest challenges to date, a victory would mean big things for her going forward.

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