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Texas Reportedly Overturns Jessica Eye’s Split Decision UFC 166 Victory Over Sarah Kaufman

Posted on by Ken Pishna

Sarah Kaufman vs Jessica EyeJessica Eye won a split decision victory over Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 on Oct. 19 at the Toyota Center in Houston. That is until Saturday, when word came out that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has changed the result to a “no decision,” according to Sherdog.com.

As with any split decision result, there is controversy about whether or not the judges got the call right. In this case, judges Ruben Najera and Jon Schrole had scored the fight 29-28 in Eye’s favor, while Gino Garcia scored the bout 29-28 for Kaufman. (MMAWeekly.com had scored the bout 29-28 in Kaufman’s favor at the time.)

The TDLR, however, three months later, has decided that the result wasn’t the appropriate one. They notified Sherdog.com of the change of result in an email on Saturday morning, but had not yet responded to an MMAWeekly.com request for verification and reason for the change at the time of publication.

Kaufman quickly reacted on Twitter. Although she obviously would prefer a victory, she was pleased to not have her record reflect a loss in her UFC debut.

Despite the positive turn of events for Kaufman, she said that she had nothing to do with the TDLR’s decision to change the result. As of Saturday morning, neither her nor Eye had been contacted about the change of result.

“I had nothing to do with it being overturned. I just found out on the internet like everyone else,” Kaufman said on Saturday.

“I have no idea what went on with the Texas commission,” she continued. “I didn’t file a single thing. I had nothing to do with the decision being overturned. It’s the right one, but not at all my doing. No appeal on my end.”

Eye took the news in stride.

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

Kaufman doesn’t currently have her next bout scheduled yet, but Eye is slated to face Alexis Davis at UFC 170 on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas.

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  • drkdisciple

    I guess these guys will have plenty of work! There were so many controversial split decisions in 2013.

  • Stefano ‘Zwonimir’ Sega Nogaro

    with no motivations!
    TEXASSSSS!!!!

  • Christina

    Thanks Obama!

  • Maddawgmar

    Unless a judge changed his card then there is no justification on changing the result. I didn’t feel it was a contraversial decision, it was a close decision. Could have gone either way. Now Eye is getting robbed.

    • damanism

      I don’t think it could have gone either way by any stretch. Kaufman had a big 3rd round. The first 2 were closer but, iirc Evil Eye took some heavier shots than she was able to deliver against Kaufman.

      I got Eye winning a close first round, with the fight progressing to a decisive win for Kaufman.

      • Maddawgmar

        I gave round 1 to Eye, round 3 to Kaufman. Round 2 was close but I gave the edge to Eye, felt she landed more and was slightly more aggressive. JMO

    • JDMMA

      I think the poor commissioner couldn’t live with himself, hence had to do something about the decision

  • https://www.facebook.com/bestnicknameeverbros Eugenio Croitoru

    Wait so Johnny Hendricks should have been the champion?

    Gustaffson should have won?

    WTF

    • JDMMA

      That’d be a BIG “NO” mate… Hendricks fight was in Vegas their commissioner Keith Kuntzer is a big supporter of f**king people over,,, by hiring the Worst judges over n over

  • The Prognosticator

    Illinois Commission, Thomson vs Henderson, you know what you have to do.

    • shakejunt

      let’s get johny his w too

  • Hannah

    If no one knows anything then why is Jessica Eye suspended? http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/f/05BA957E1A057EA4/Jessica-Eye/

    • J-Mac

      She did have a medical suspension until October 29th after UFC 166. It is possible that mixedmartialarts.com hasn’t removed that suspension from her info page.

  • JohnQ

    Who cares!? These 2 were like watching paint dry.

    • shakejunt

      you went out of your way to comment…

    • horace

      Sara is hard to look at period.

  • horace

    Watching dull Sara Kaufman fight is torture. Sara fights should be shown in all prisons as torture.

  • JET

    Kind of funny that Leonard Garcia is from the one state that actually overturns bad decisions.