|From:||Barberton, OH USA|
|Fights Out Of:||Cleveland, OH USA|
|Height:||5' 6" ( 167 cm )|
|Weight:||135 lb ( 61 kg )|
Jessica Eye talks to UFC Correspondent Megan Olivi about her big win at UFC 180 and how hungry she was to get a win after 10 months since her last fight.Nov 15, 2014
Nov 15, 2014
UFC 180 weigh-in at the Arena Ciudad de Mexcio on November 14, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 14, 2014
Two of the women's bantamweight divisions brightest up-and-coming fighters Jessica Eye and Leslie Smith talk about their upcoming bout at UFc 180 this weekend.Nov 13, 2014
||80||0||0||0||R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage|
||53||2||0||2||R3 Decision - Split||
TRAINING: I usually train twice a day, except on weekends. I constantly use each day differently so I am able to keep a balance on strength work, skill work and team training.
When and why did you start training for fighting? It just happened. It was not something I sought out. I just happened to meet everyone at the gym and started training. I was 19 when I started.
What ranks and titles have you held? I hold Various amateur titles throughout Ohio : NAAFS AM title , Ohio Boxing association AM title, and the Ring of Combat Pro title
Do you have any heroes? My coaches and friends
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything. I am sure every female says this, but my lifehas been MMA for many years. I never thought I would be here. I never thought WMMA would truly be accepted and I would be accepted for what I was good at and not what a woman “should” do, meaning that most women shouldn't or can’t fight. I couldn’t ask for much more out of life now that this is finally here. Now it’s just time to stay.
Did you go to college, and if so, what degree did you earn? I went to Akron University but never finished my four year degree.
What was your job before you started fighting? Waitress and bike tech at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
• Last two pre-UFC wins were over Carina Damm and Zoila Frausto Gurgel
• Amateur record was 5-0 with three finishes
• Three wins by KO, one by submission (arm triangle)
• Two first round finishes