Even before the fight was officially announced, many have written Jessica Eye off as someone capable of posing a true threat to UFC women’s flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko . Eye (14-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC), however, relishes the opportunity to prove those people wrong when she challenges Shevchenko (16-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in her first UFC title bout at UFC 238 in June. “I’m not a pushover,” Eye told MMA Junkie. “Just because I lost before and everybody once identified me with previous fights that I had. I hope she takes this extra time and really works on being a better her and being just as ready for me as I’m going to be ready for her.

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