Both fighters confirmed the news on Tuesday via Twitter.
Yes everyone rumor TRUE.. I have been released by Bellator. Please be respectful to them they helped me to grow Into fighter I am . #blessed
— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) August 13, 2013
Hi:)! The rumors R true, I have been released by @BellatorMMA. I Want 2 thank them 4 everything they did 4 me & excited for what's next! #1
— Jessica Aguilar (@jagatt) August 13, 2013
The news comes on the heels of the announcement that former Bellator women’s strawweight Felice Herrig has inked a new multi-fight deal with Invicta FC.
Former Bellator fighter and women's MMA pioneer Megumi Fujii also recently announced that she would retire following an Oct. 5 bout in Japan.
Aguilar (15-4) is currently on a six-fight winning streak. She last competed at Bellator 94 on March 28, defeating Patricia Vidonic by split decision.
Eye (10-1) last competed on June 1, defeating Carina Damm by unanimous decision. She is currently on a seven-fight winning streak.
With the recent releases, Bellator MMA no longer has female fighters on its roster.
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