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Jessica Eye announces retirement from MMA after UFC 276 fight

LockerRoom Team
02 July 2022

Jessica Eye announced her retirement from MMA after her fight at UFC 276. Eye went up against Maycee Barber at the event and suffered a decision loss after which Eye announced that she was retiring from the sport.

Eye started her career in the amateur MMA circuit back in 2008 and has been an active name in the MMA community ever since. After having an undefeated amateur MMA career that spanned five fights, Eye made her professional MMA debut against Amanda LaVoy at NAAFS – Fight Night in the Flats 6 on 5 June 2010.

The American secured three back-to-back wins at the beginning of her professional career before suffering her first loss to Aisling Daly in 2011 via submission. This was also her only submission loss in her career.

After the setback against Daly, Eye went on to have a three-year undefeated streak which saw her pick up seven back-to-back wins across Bellator and NAAFS.

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Eye’s win against Zoila Frausto at Bellator, in particular, had gained her notoriety. Frausto was a dominant name in the MMA circuit and had her only loss to Miesha Tate in the span of three years and 13 fights. Frausto was on a seven-fight winning streak when she fought Eye as well.

It was after this that Eye made her UFC debut as she fought Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166.

Eye then fought names like Miesha Tate, Julianna Pena, Sara McMann, Bethe Correia, and Valentina Shevchenko among others in the promotion.

She will be retiring with a professional MMA record of 15-11 to her name with three of her wins coming via KO or TKO. Interestingly, Eye has only been stopped once in her professional MMA career and it happened at Flyweight against Valentina Shevchenko.

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