clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

UFC 272 bout already scrapped as ‘Covington vs. Masvidal’ fight week begins

UFC 264: Maia v Eye Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

UFC 272 — which is set to go down this Saturday night (March 5, 2022) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada — has lost a fight. According to Jessica Eye, she suffered a nose injury and will no longer be fighting Manon Fiorot.

“Hey Believe’rs, I’m sorry to report that I’m out of my fight at UFC 272 due to an injury I sustained last night,” Eye wrote on Instagram. “I’m extremely disappointed as it was a INCREDIBLE camp with my original team back home in Cleveland @strongstyle_mma.

“My Apologies to my opponent and the UFC,” she concluded. “I look forward to the opportunity to entertain and fight in front you all again In a few weeks when I’m clear to return to full contact training.”

LIVE! Watch UFC 289 PPV On ESPN+ Here!

OCTAGON RETURNS TO THE GREAT WHITE NORTH! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Canada for the first time in almost four years when it hosts UFC 289 inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sat., June 10, 2023. In UFC 289’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event, women’s Bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, will lock horns with No. 5-ranked 135-pound contender, Irene Aldana, while former Lightweight kingpin and current No. 1-seeded contender, Charles Oliveira, battles No. 4-ranked Beneil Dariush in the co-feature with 155-pound title implications on the line.

Don’t miss a single second of EPIC face-punching action!

Soon thereafter, Eye followed up with an update, saying she’d return to training in about one month.

Eye is currently ranked at No. 9 in the women’s Flyweight division and was looking to avoid her fourth straight loss inside the Octagon, which would be the second time she suffered such a skid with the promotion. As it stands, there has been no replacement for Fiorot (No. 13), who was looking to collect her ninth straight win, fourth under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner.

To see the latest UFC 272 fight card click here.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania