PVZ injures back, out of Eye fight at UFC 216

Monday, September 25, 2017

As first reported by Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting, and then confirmed by a number of sources, media-friendly Paige VanZant injured her back and is out of her flyweight fight with Jessica Eye at UFC 216 on October 7. The event was to have been PVZ’s debut in the UFC’s newest division.

For Eye it is the second fight to fall through with short notice. A bout vs. Aspen Ladd at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale was canceled just hours before the scheduled fight due to illness.

She responded via her social network.

The UFC is reportedly looking for a replacement.

UFC 216
Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee for interim lightweight title
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Ray Borg for flyweight title
Derrick Lewis vs. Fabricio Werdum
Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham
Prelim Card (FXX, 8 p.m. ET)
Tom Duquesnoy vs. Cody Stamann
Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata
Poliana Botelho vs. Pearl Gonzalez
Prelim Card (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET)
Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris
Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga
Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell