UFC 216 – Paige Van Zant Vs. Jessica Eye Predictions

The word around the block is that Paige Van Zant’s fighting days maybe drawing to a close and the UFC are going to utilize the 23 – year old as a full – time spokes model instead. Van Zant has remained pretty much the same since making a name for herself in her debut. Technically, despite rigorous training in one of the best MMA gyms in the country, Van Zant really hasn’t shown any visible improvement.

Her opponent come UFC 216 is going to be Jessica Eye, who was once considered an elite level flyweight, but is only a shadow of her past self now. Her recent form has taken a substantial dip and she will be coming in to face Van Zant on the back of a four match losing streak.

Irrespective of the future career path that the UFC may have in mind for Van Zant or Eye, there is a lot up for grabs in this fight. It is highly likely that the winner here will get a change at a title shot in the first quarter of 2018.

Judging by recent form and confidence, Van Zant definitely has the upper hand here. It might not be the most eye catching fight as both women will mostly be looking to clinch, dirty box and hunt for take downs. So we aren’t expecting anything spectacular here at UFC 216.

For our prediction, we thing VanZant will take this one via unanimous decisions.

Author : Rory McGregor

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