MMA: UFC to introduce new flyweight category for women fighters

MMA: UFC to introduce new flyweight category for women fighters

Just like they did with the strawweight title, the first-ever UFC female flyweight champion will emerge through The Ultimate Fighter.

The UFC may be set to close the gap in its women's divisions with a new 125-pound class.

Less than a week after Bellator MMA announced six new signings to its women's flyweight division, the UFC formally announced their own women's 125-pound division Wednesday and a plan to crown a champion. It becomes the fourth women's division inside the Octagon, joining fighters at featherweight, bantamweight and strawweight.

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The UFC began promoting women's fights in early 2013, and the rise in popularity of women's mixed martial arts was largely due to former 135-pound bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

White revealed that while the UFC is considering adding the new division to the UFC ranks, the final decision has not yet been rendered.

Tryouts for the new season will take place on Tuesday, May 23 at the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas with fighters between the ages of 21-34 with a winning record and at least three fights eligible for the show.

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The release said open tryouts would be held later this month in Las Vegas and that fighters now signed to the UFC's other women's divisions who are able to make the 125-pound limit would also be eligible for the show.

UFC President Dana White had downplayed the possibility of adding a 125-pound division in recent months, suggesting the promotion wasn't ready to add another group of fighters to its large roster.

The UFC already staged its first stand-alone flyweight fight last June, when Joanne Calderwood beat Valerie Letourneau by third-round stoppage.

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