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UFC close to finalizing Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Eye flyweight title bout

It looks like Valentina Shevchenko will defend her flyweight title at UFC 238.

MMA: UFC 231-Shevchenko vs Jedrzejczyk Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like Valentina Shevchenko will be making her first UFC flyweight title defense in June in Chicago. While the bout agreements haven’t been signed yet, the promotion is close to matching up Shevchenko with Jessica Eye at UFC 238.

ESPN was the one to break the news.

Shevchenko (16-3, 5-2 UFC) claimed the vacant title in December by winning a one-sided decision victory over former 115-pound champ Joanna Jedzrejczyk. Her only two losses in the UFC were to bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes - both very close decisions that could have gone either way.

Eye (14-6, 1 NC, 4-5, 1 NC UFC) has completely turned her career around since the introduction of the UFC 125-pound division. She has won three bouts in a row, defeating Kalindra Faria, Jessica-Rose Clark, and Katlyn Chookagian.

UFC 238 will take place June 8th in the United Center in Chicago. It is expected that this bout will serve as a co-main event, while another title fight will serve as the headliner.

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