UFC introducing women's flyweight division with TUF 26

UFC introducing women's flyweight division with TUF 26

The initial announcement came via an official UFC press release, which revealed that this new women's flyweight division would be the focus of "The Ultimate Fighter 26" with the victor of the show being crowned as the champion. The UFC is inviting professionals from around the world to compete alongside anyone on its current roster who can make the weight.

UFC president Dana White later told Yahoo!

Demetrious Johnson is the reigning king of the men's division and the UFC have now extended their women's game by adding a fourth division.

All women now on the roster are eligible to enter the 125-pound tournament, as are newcomers between the ages of 21-34 with a winning record and at least three professional fights.

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The new weight classes first champion will be crowned during the upcoming season of the promotion's long-running reality television show, "The Ultimate Fighter".

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

Now the UFC has three female weight divisions, bantamweight (135 pounds), strawweight (115 pounds), and featherweight (145 pounds). Although the weight classes it will feature remains unclear, "TUF 26" is scheduled to begin filming in July and will debut on Fox Sports 1 later this year. These fighters who are already signed to the UFC would be allowed to try out for TUF.

Bellator MMA also intends to crown its first female flyweight champion later this year.

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