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MMA Odds and Ends for Tuesday: Paige VanZant vs. Jessica Eye flyweight bout booked for UFC 216

Damon Martin of FloCombat.com broke the news Monday that Paige VanZant will move up to 125 pounds to take on Jessica Eye at UFC 216 on October 7th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

VanZant (7-3) hasn't competed since a submission loss to Michelle Waterson in the main event of UFC on FOX 23 this past December. The 23-year-old has alternated between wins and losses in her last four fights, with all of them coming at strawweight (115 pounds).

Eye (11-6) will be looking for her first win since November 2014 and try to snap a four-fight losing streak. The Ohio native was fighting at bantamweight (135 pounds) though and will be moving down to flyweight for the first time since June 2013 when she defeated Carina Damm at NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 9.

Here's an updated look at the card...

Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
Abel Trujillo vs. Lando Vannata
Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham
Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares
Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga
Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell
Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris
Jessica Eye vs. Paige VanZant

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Covering Mixed Martial Arts since 2008, James hosts "The Parting Shot" and is a journalist, Video Editor and Social Media Manager for MMAOddsBreaker.com. He's also an MMA journalist Sportsnet.ca and FloCombat.com. Like talking MMA? Follow him on Twitter @LynchOnSports

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