UFC 166 features a pivotal women’s bantamweight fight between Jessica Eye and Sarah Kaufman. Both of these fighters have a great shot at fighting for the title if they can get an impressive win, making this bout all the more important.
Coming into this bout, Kaufman sports an overall record of 16-2. Her only two losses have come from Marloes Coenen and Ronda Rousey, two of the best women to ever compete in this sport. She has beaten some quality opponents in her fighting tenure, such as Liz Carmouche and Miesha Tate. Coenen is one of the best strikers in her division, and she will be looking to pick apart Eye on the feet in hopes of getting an impressive victory.
Eye comes into this showdown with an overall record of 10-1. She is currently on a seven-fight winning streak, and she will be looking to get the biggest win of her career by defeating Kaufman. Eye is a very well-rounded fighter, and she will be looking to gain the upper hand, whether it’s standing or on the ground.
Her best path to victory will be to pressure Kaufman and force her out of her comfort zone, which is exactly what Rousey, the current UFC bantamweight champion, was able to do.
This bout she be an interesting one for the women’s division, and both have a great shot of getting a title shot if they can win in decisive fashion. Both have competent striking skills, making this a featured bout to look forward to this weekend.