A pair of former women’s flyweight title challengers will try to get back on keep track of this summer time.
MMA Junkie confirmed the matchup with a man or woman with awareness of the reserving pursuing an original report from MMA Fighting.
Following a rough 1-5 start off to her UFC tenure at bantamweight, Eye dropped to flyweight and won 3 straight versus Kalinda Faria, Jessica-Rose Clark and Katlyn Chookagian to receive a shot at winner Valentina Shevchenko.
But at UFC 238 in June 2019, Shevchenko landed a reward-profitable head kick early in the second round that put Eye out chilly.
Just after that setback, Eye defeat Viviane Araujo in a combat in which she skipped bodyweight. She skipped the mark on the scale a next straight time in a June 2020 decline to Cynthia Calvillo. And at UFC 257. in January, Eye missing a conclusion to Joanne Calderwood.
Maia is coming off a decline to Shevchenko, as perfectly. At UFC 255 this previous November, the champ outworked her with a trio of 49-46. scorecards.
Maia earned her title shot on the strength of a few wins in 4 fights. Right after back-to-back again decisions more than Alexis Davis and Roxanne Modafferi, Maia dropped a selection to Chookagian. But she bounced back with a submission of Calderwood in August 2020, and that was adequate to get her shot at Maia.