Winless since a TKO over Leslie Smith in 2014, Jessica Eye (11-6-1 NC) will try to snap a four-fight losing streak, where she dropped decisions to Miesha Tate, Julianna Pena, Sara McMann and most recently Bethe Correia in September 2016. Eye was scheduled to fight Aspen Ladd at the TUF 25 Finale, but Ladd was pulled from the card due to illness, then Eye’s flyweight bout vs. Paige VanZant was scrapped from UFC 216 after VanZant pulled out with injuries.
Kalindra Faria (18-6) made her UFC debut back in October, but lost to Mara Romero Borella via rear-naked choke. The loss snapped a three-fight winning streak on the regional circuit. In her career, Faria also dropped decision losses to UFC strawweight contenders Jessica Aguilar and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Jessica Eye meets Kalindra Faria at UFC Fight Night 124 on January 14th at St. Louis’ Scottrade Center. So far, no main event as been linked to the card although Vitor Belfort will meet Uriah Hall on the same night.