For those that consider themselves big fans of the UFC’s Women’s Bantamweight division and have been looking for more female divisions, that dream is about to come true as the UFC will add Women’s Strawweight into the mix in the near future. It is a move that it didn’t look like we’d see for a very long time, but the UFC is adding a new women’s division by the way of Strawweight (115lbs).
This news comes as a bit of a shock, as Dana White had implied that it would be a long time before they added another Women’s division, yet, here we are, with him announcing the Women’s Strawweight division. [link]
“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 told hosts Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen. “125 pounds or 145 pounds?” Schaub asked. “Neither . . . 115 pounds,” White replied.