Shevchenko, 31, won the belt with a convincing decision win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk at Toronto’s UFC 231 last December. She stated afterwards that she would like to be an active champion and so it all starts for “The Bullet” in Chicago.
— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) March 9, 2019
Eye, 32, has rebounded from four consecutive losses at bantamweight to three consecutive wins at flyweight.
— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) March 11, 2019
UFC 238 is scheduled for June 8 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Current bouts are:
Valentina Shevchenko (16-3-0) vs. Jessica Eye (14-6-0)
Nina Ansaroff (10-5-0) vs. Tatiana Suarez (7-0-0)
Joanne Calderwood (13-3-0) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (11-2-0)
Tickets go on sale April 5. More bouts are expected to be announced.