Report: Paige VanZant vs. Jessica Eye off UFC 216

The flyweight bout between Paige VanZant and Jessica Eye has reportedly been canceled due to an injury by VanZant. The news was confirmed by MMAFighting.com Ariel Helwani early Monday. There is no word yet on the possibility of a replacement opponent for Eye.

Eye and VanZant were both set to make their 125-pound debuts. Eye was coming down from bantamweight and VanZant was coming up from strawweight.  Eye posted a GIF on her twitter earlier today that implied that her fight with VanZant was in trouble of being canceled.

With the fight scheduled for just two weeks from now at UFC 216 in Las Vegas on October 7th, the likelihood of a replacement opponent is slim. There is no word on the severity of the injury to Van Zant at this time.

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