UFC Plans to Add Women’s 115-Pound Division

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(Newswire.net — November 21, 2013) Miami, Florida — UFC president Dana White once said that women would never grace the inside of the Octagon. Apparently, this statement didn’t stay true for long as starting a women’s 135-pound division in UFC was a big success, with bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey leading the charge.


White revealed that the UFC is ready to take women’s Mixed Martial Arts to even greater heights as they are working to add the women’s strawweight class. Strawweight is limited to fighters weighing 106 pounds to 115 pounds.

“I’ll give you guys something nobody knows yet. We’re actually working on bringing in another division for the women, which I said would never happen for a long time,” White said.

White also revealed that one of the reasons they decided to add women’s 115-pound division is the recent success of women on The Ultimate Fighter.

“When the women fight (on The Ultimate Fighter), they’re outrating the men by 44 percent. Never in a million years did I think it would take off the way it has,” White added.


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Author: Abigail Orencia