If Jessica Eye, wants to end up on the path to another UFC title shot, she’ll have to start by defeating Viviane Araujo.
Officials announced Monday that Eye (14-7, 1 NC) will fight Araujo (8-1) in a 125-pound bout at UFC 245, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 14.
This will be Eye’s first fight since challenging Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC flyweight championship at UFC 238 in June. That bout ended early in the second round with Shevchnko putting the challenger away with a head-kick knockout. Prior to that, Eye went 3-0 after dropping back down to 125 pounds, with wins over Katlyn Chookagian, Jessica-Rose Clark, and Kalindra Faria.
Araujo debuted with the UFC in May after emerging as a standout in Japan’s Pancrase promotion. “Vivi” has won five straight fights, including her first two Octagon appearances, and won all but one of her pro bouts by knockout or submission.