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- UFC Women’s Flyweight Division
- UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion
- UFC Women’s Flyweight Rankings 2019
- Top Female UFC Fighters
- UFC Weight Divisions
UFC Women’s Flyweight Division
Flyweight is a weight class in combat sports. In MMA, the Flyweight division is within 116 - 125 pounds. A flyweight division for women in the UFC was the need of the hour since time immemorial with several female fighters who were competing at 115 and 135 pounds craving for the opportunity to fight at their natural weight of 116 - 125 pounds.
The UFC finally relented, introducing the new division in December, 2017 where the inaugural title was contested in Las Vegas at the Ultimate Fighter: A new world champion Finale.
UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion
Valentina Shevchenko is the current UFC women’s Flyweight champion.
UFC Women’s Flyweight Rankings 2019
The two contenders for the brand new women’s flyweight title were Nicco Montano and Roxanne Modafferi. The contest ended with Nicco Montano being crowned as the first ever Women’s Flyweight Champion.
Montaño’s title reign was cut short as she was stripped of the title on September 7, 2018, being forced to withdraw from her scheduled title defense at UFC 228 due to issues related to weight cut leaving the title vacant.
On 20th September, 2018 it was announced that former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk would face Valentina Shevchenko on 8th December, 2018 at UFC 231 for the vacant title. The contest ended with Shevchenko’s hand being raised via unanimous decision after a thrilling 5 round contest.
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Top Female UFC Fighters
- Zhang Weili (UFC Women's Strawweight Champion)
- Amanda Nunes (UFC Women's Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion)
- Valentina Shevchenko (UFC Women's Flyweight Champion)
UFC Weight Divisions
- Light Heavyweight
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