The UFC’s June 13 Fight Night does not have a location, but it does have a main event.
The headliner for the card will feature a women’s flyweight bout between former title challenger Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo. ESPN was first to report the news.
Headliner 🤗💕 #ufclasvegas— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) May 24, 2020
Eye (15-7, 1 NC) defeated Viviane Araujo by unanimous decision in her last outing at UFC 245 in December. Prior to that fight, Eye fought for the flyweight championship last June, but was knocked out cold from a head kick from flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko.
When the UFC added the flyweight division in 2018, Eye immediately became one of the top contenders. She is currently ranked as the No. 1 contender in the division according to the UFC rankings. Her title fight loss to Shevchenko is her only loss at 125 pounds.
Meanwhile, Calvillo (8-1-1) will be making her flyweight debut after becoming one of the top contenders at strawweight. In her last outing, she fought to a majority draw against Marina Rodriguez. Her lone career loss came against former strawweight champ Carla Esparza at UFC 219 in December 2017.
Throughout her UFC career, Calvillo has struggled making 115 pounds, missing weight on three different occasions, including two of her last three fights. Calvillo currently holds a win over Joanne Calderwood, who is expected to challenge Shevchenko next for the flyweight championship. A win over Eye could put Calvillo right into immediate title contention.
The UFC is hoping to have a location for the event very shortly. Next Saturday’s UFC event is expected to take place at the company’s Apex facility in Las Vegas. Right now the UFC is awaiting the approval of the Nevada State Athletic Commission to reopen the state to combat sports. The NSAC is scheduled to vote on the matter on Wednesday.