After a tumultuous few weeks, the dust is starting to settle in the UFC's women's flyweight division.
Eye was originally scheduled to fight Sijara Eubanks at UFC 232 on Dec. 29. However, that was scrapped when Eubanks was briefly moved to UFC 230 to take on Valentina Shevchenko in a vacant title fight after the UFC decided to cancel Shevchenko's bout against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, which was originally scheduled for Toronto.
The promotion then decided to cancel the Shevchenko-Eubanks fight, move the Shevchenko-Jedrzejczyk matchup back to UFC 231 and then booked Eubanks vs. Roxanne Modafferi.
Enter Chookagian (11-1), who has won her past three fights.
Eye (13-6, 1 NC) is 2-0 since moving down to 125 pounds.
All this happened after Nicco Montano was stripped of the title one day before UFC 228 for failing to make weight before her scheduled title fight against Shevchenko.
The Chookagian-Eye fight is expected to serve as a backup fight should Shevchenko or Jedrzejczyk end up withdrawing at the last minute.