Kaufman Gets Evil for UFC 166
Following a split decision win over Leslie Smith at Invicta 5 in April, Sarah Kaufman (16-2) was scheduled to face Sara McMann at the UFC’s second Fight Night card on Fox Sports 1. Unfortunately, that fight fell through as McMann sustained an injury weeks prior to the event.
Kaufman’s opponent Jessica Eye has competed at Flyweight and Bantamweight in her MMA career. Most recently, Eye was released by Bellator MMA as that promotion shuttered its women’s divisions. Seeing that she was on a seven fight win streak with wins over Zoila Frausto Gurgel and Carina Damm, the UFC quickly signed her.
With the 166 card already full, the UFC moved a fight to make room for the Kaufman/Eye matchup. George Roop versus Francisco Rivera will now fight on the November 6th Fight for the Troops card.