UFC Fight Night: Eye vs Calvillo will be held at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 14 at 11am.
The main event is a Women’s Flyweight bout between Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo.
Here are our best bets for UFC Fight Night: Eye vs Calvillo.
Jessica Eye vs Cynthia Calvillo
It’s been just over a year since Jessica Eye challenged Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship where she suffered a brutal knockout via a head kick in the second round. Following that loss, Eye has gone on to defeat Viviane Araujo via unanimous decision.
Cynthia Calvillo had won two-straight fights before a majority draw against Marina Rodriguez.
Calvillo will have the advantage in the grappling department averaging 1.83 takedowns per 15 minutes. She also completes 1.65 submissions per 15 minutes having defeated Amanda Cooper, Pearl Gonzalez and Poliana Botelho with rear-naked chokes.
Eye probably has the advantage standing up and boxing and will have the size advantage as Calvillo steps up from the Strawweight division.
With Eye listed as an underdog, happy to back her to win the fight in a bout that could go either way.
Julia Avila vs Gina Mazany
One of the fights on the prelims will be 7-1 Julia Avila fighting against the 6-3 Gina Mazany in a Women’s Bantamweight bout.
Avila has won her last three fights; two of them have come via knockout with her UFC debut at UFC 239 where she scored a dominant unanimous decision over Pannie Kianzad. The judges scored the fight 30-26, 30-26 and 30-27.
Mazany has lost three of her four fights in the UFC with two of them stoppages. Her lone win was by decision over Wu Yanan.
There is a lot going for Avila in this bout and she looks a strong chance of landing a knockout blow on Mazany who will be desperate for a win at her second stint with the UFC.
The key will be keeping this fight upright. Mazany averages 3.18 takedowns per 15 minutes but if she fails to secure a couple of takedowns then “Raging Panda” will make it a fourth straight win.