In a clash of flyweight contenders, Brazil’s Jennifer Maia outlasted Jessica Eye via unanimous decision over three rounds.
Scores were 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27 for the No.4-ranked Maia, now 19-7-1. The No.7-ranked Eye falls to 15-10, 1 NC.
The first five minutes were fast paced, both fighters staying busy with their standup game. Eye was the aggressor throughout and she landed at a greater clip, even though Maia scored with some big shots. Eye broke open the close round late, though, as she delivered a takedown that was a good end to the frame for her.