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Sarah Kaufman calls for rematch with Jessica Eye following overturned decision

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According to a Feb. 1 report from, hard-hitting Ohio fighter Jessica "Evil" Eye had her UFC 166 victory over Canadian standout Sarah Kaufman changed to a "no decision" for undisclosed reasons.

Eye, 27, seemed to take the news in stride, as she tweeted that her upcoming fight against Alexis Davis is her sole focus.

"My goodness.Never a dull moment in The Evil Eye's life.Thanks for support, this will be sorted out in due time. Still have new fight to win!" Eye tweeted.

As for Kaufman, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's decision to overturn the original result was cause for celebration.

Kaufman, 28, immediately took to Twitter to call for a rematch with Eye.

"I've been pushing for a @jessicaevileye rematch since the decision and now that it's overturned we HAVE to get at each other #ufc," Kaufman tweeted.

There has been plenty of back-and-forth drama between Kaufman and Eye since their epic bout at UFC 166.

Kaufman said in an interview with Bloody Elbow that almost everyone who saw their fight believed the Canadian should have earned the win on the judge's scorecards.

"I felt really good, and I could see that she looked defeated," Kaufman said of Eye. "I was so confident in that third round. That sealed the deal for me. Then they started reading the cards. They read 29-28 for Jessica, then 29-28 for me, and then when they read that third one, I was honestly in disbelief. I was pretty upset. I felt like I'd won. The crowd thought I won. Almost everyone thought that I won.

"Overall, I don't think we can be unhappy with the fight, because yes, I could have done more, or I should have finished her, but I found out that one of the judges scored her the third round. You know, I feel like something needs to be done. I feel like I won the second and the third, for sure. For the judge to give me the second round and not the third...something is wrong with the judging in that sense."

Kaufman's comments didn't sit well with Eye, who took to Twitter to complain that the Canadian couldn't stand to lose graciously.

"@EricHolden @CjonesCar Smh this kinda BS annoys me about &lose graciously #sportsmanship #professionalism Eye won bottom line," Eye tweeted.

For the sake of both fighters, hopefully the UFC makes a Kaufman vs Eye rematch happen sometime in the near future.


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