Jessica Eye releases a statement to fans following her head kick KO loss at UFC 238.

UFC 238 was the first title fight in the UFC for flyweight Jessica Eye. Unfortunately, the fight did not go the way Eye planned. Eye was knocked out by the champion Valentina Shevchenko via head kick in the second round of their championship bout. Following the scary knockout, Eye took to Twitter to thank her followers for his or her help and guarantee them she was nicely.

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“To my true supporters: thanks a lot for all you do for me,” Eye wrote. “I’m okay and thanks for caring about me. I had a terrific camp and felt the most effective I’ve ever. I made some errors that price me dearly. This battle sport might be tough at occasions nevertheless it’s what I signed up for.”

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Eye got here to the UFC again in 2013 when she debuted at bantamweight in opposition to Sarah Kaufman. Eye fought a few of the finest fighters at 135 kilos together with Meisha Tate, Sara McMann, and Julianna Peña. When the UFC determined to open the ladies’s flyweight division in 2018, Eye took the chance to drop right down to her pure weight class and shortly fought her solution to the title battle with Shevchenko.

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“Congratulations Valentina that was an unimaginable head kick,” Eye wrote. “I’m grateful for the prospect to share the cage with you.”

The win over Eye was the primary title protection for Shevchenko. She gained the title again in December with a win over the previous strawweight champion  Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Shevchenko now holds wins over a few of the finest fighter within the UFC, together with Eye, Holly Holm, Jędrzejczyk, and Julianna Peña. Her solely losses within the final eight years have come to bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes.

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