Texas commission changes Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman to ‘no decision’

Oct 18, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Sarah Kaufman, left, and Jessica Eye, right, during the weigh-in for UFC 166 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has announced that they have changed the result of an Oct. 19 meeting between women’s bantamweights Jessica Eye and Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 to a “no decision.”

A TDLR official emailed Sherdog.com on Friday to pass along news of the overturned decision, but no explanation was given.

Eye took home a split-decision victory over Kaufman at the event, but Kaufman has refused to admit she lost the fight since the judges scorecards were read. Judges Ruben Najera and Jon Schorle scored the bout 29-28 for Eye, while judge Gino Garcia dissented with a 29-28 score for Kaufman.

Now, she can claim that it was not a loss as the ruling will reflect on her record.

Unfortunately for Eye, she will lose the victory, but she still has a key match up at UFC 170 against Alexis Davis that could determine the next challenger for the UFC women’s bantamweight belt. At the same event, current champion Ronda Rousey will put her title on the line against undefeated challenger Sara McMann.


Topics: Jessica Eye, Sarah Kaufman, UFC, UFC 166, WMMA

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