Bellator’s 115-pound champion will return to the cage on Dec.
7, when Zoila
Frausto Gurgel squares off with Jessica Eye
in a flyweight contest at
Sherdog.com confirmed the booking on Thursday with a source close
to the fighters. Bellator 83 takes place at Caesars Hotel and
Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., and the evening’s main draw airs on
MTV2. No fights have been officially announced for the event.
MMAJunkie.com first reported the Gurgel-Eye matchup.
Returning from surgery to repair a torn ACL, Gurgel, 28, recently
competed for the first time in more than 18 months when she
Noland six days ago at Bellator 78. Gurgel’s last two fights
have taken place at 125 pounds, and she has yet to defend the
strawweight title she captured two years ago when she outpointed
Aguilar and Megumi
Fujii in the Season 3 tournament.
Eye rides a five-fight winning streak heading into her third
Bellator appearance. The 26-year-old made her promotional debut
just over 13 months ago, taking a split decision from Noland before
reemerging in Bellator this past April to record a unanimous
verdict over Anita
Rodriguez. Most recently, the once-beaten Ohioan outpointed
Magana on Aug. 17 under the North American Allied Fight Series