MORNING VIDEO: Jessica Eye becomes a contender

Original photo byPaul Miller-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday, Jessica Eye will have her first chance at UFC gold when she challenges Valentina Shevchenko for the women’s flyweight title at UFC 238.

Her rise to contendership comes after moving over to the flyweight division, after a lengthly losing streak at bantamweight. During her time as a flyweight, Eye has claimed victory over Kalindra Faria,Jessica-Rose Clark, and Katlyn Chookagian.

In anticipation of UFC 238, the UFC’s YouTube channel has posted Eye’s victory over Jessica-Rose Clark in June 2018 in Kallang, Singapore.

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Full report from fight night (via Cole Henry):

(9)Jessica Rose Clark vs. (10)Jessica Eye (Women’s Flyweight/125)

Round 1: Eye lands a clean shot early that causes Clark to stumble. Clark throws a lazy jab and steps in with a nice right hand that connects. Nice right hand by Eye, it looks like she is starting to figure out Clark’s head movement. Jab lands for Eye. Eye is staying composed and all of her shots are counting. Clark seems a bit frazzled right now but its still early. Clark throws a 1,2 with a high kick follow up that connects. Clark appears to have herself a bit more under control at this point. Eye lands a nice left body kick as the round ends. That was the best round Eye has had in a while. 10-9 Eye

Round 2: Clark starts the round out with a hard over hand right. Eye is utilizing her kicks well and has been able to control the distance with them. Clark throws a kick, but Eye catches it and takes Clark down to the ground. Clark is right back up though, and they are back in the center of the octagon. They are just standing in front of each other and that seems to be benefiting Eye a bit more than Clark. Eye lands a solid right hand with a high kick follow up. One minute remains in the round. Eye moves in for a body kick, but Clark connects with an over hand right. She’s had some success with that particular punch tonight. Clark moves forward and lands a few shots as the round ends. 10-9 Clark

Round 3: Jessica Eye lands a nice jab and body kick combination. Her kicks have been the story of this fight, but Clark is more than holding her own and seems to be the aggressor at this point in the fight. Eye lands a nice body hook. Eye is doing a god job of avoiding the bigger shots that Clark is throwing. Eye scores with a takedown with 80 seconds remaining and, in a fight, as close as this one that could be crucial. Eye is on top in half guard. Clark isn’t doing much to get up, her shoulders on the mat and Eye isn’t letting her get any hooks. Heavy pressure from the top by Eye. 10-9 Eye (29-28 Eye)

Result: Jessica Eye def. Jessica Rose Clark via Unanimous Decision

Watch the full fight:

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