Following a failed bid to wrest the title from Amanda Nunes in bantamweight, Shevchenko moved to the 125-pound branch. She conquered Priscila Cachoeira in her first UFC flyweight bout, also was subsequently scheduled to challenge inaugural champion Nicco Monatano in UFC 228 last September.
That bout fell apart when Montano was hauled to the hospital as a result of complications in her burden cut and has been stripped from this title.
Eye (14-6, 1NC) was on the verge of losing her spot in the roster after having gone 1 5 with 1 no competition as being a bantamweight before proceeding to the flyweight division.
Earlier in the day on Monday, it was also revealed that Tatiana Suarez would confront Nina Ansaroff at a straWWEight competition in Chicago, whilst Katlyn Chookagian would struggle jo anne Calderwood in another flyweight bout.