Let's look at all you need about 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 has been the need of the hour since time immemorial, with several female fighters competing at 115 and 135 pounds craving 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 - 2023
Alexa Grasso is the current UFC women's Flyweight champion.
Alexa Grasso became the UFC women's flyweight champion by defeating the former champion Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane. The event took place at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, on March 4, 2023.
Latest Results from UFC Women's Flyweight Division
|August 26, 2023||Erin Blanchfield vs. Taila Santos||Decision||R3(5:00)||Erin Blanchfield def. Taila Santos|
|August 26, 2023||Liang Na vs. JJ Aldrich||KO/TKO||R2(4:49)||JJ Aldrich def. Liang Na|
UFC Women's Flyweight Rankings
|Rank||Fighter||Record||M||Win Streak||Result||Last fight||Next fight|
|C||Alexa Grasso||16–3||5 (0 def)||Win||UFC 285 Valentina Shevchenko||TBD|
|1||Valentina Shevchenko||23–4||0||Loss||UFC 285 Alexa Grasso||TBD|
|2||Manon Fiorot||10–1||10||Win||UFC 280 Katlyn Chookagian||TBD|
|3||Taila Santos||19–2||0||Loss||UFC 275 Valentina Shevchenko||TBD|
|4||Erin Blanchfield||11–1||8||Win||UFC Fight Night 219 Jéssica Andrade||TBD|
|5||Jéssica Andrade||24–10||0||Loss||UFC Fight Night 219 Erin Blanchfield|
|6||Katlyn Chookagian||18–5||0||Loss||UFC 280 Manon Fiorot||TBD|
|7||Lauren Murphy||16–6||0||Loss||UFC 283 Jéssica Andrade||TBD|
|8||Jennifer Maia||21–9–1||2||Win||UFC 286 Casey O'Neill||TBD|
|9||Amanda Ribas||12–3||1||Win||UFC 285 Viviane Araújo||UFC on ABC 5 Maycee Barber|
|10||Viviane Araújo||11–5||1||0||Loss||UFC 285 Amanda Ribas||TBD|
|11||Maycee Barber||12–2||−1||4||Win||UFC on ESPN 43 Andrea Lee||UFC on ABC 5 Amanda Ribas|
|12||Casey O'Neill||9–1||0||Loss||UFC 286 Jennifer Maia||TBD|
|13||Andrea Lee||13–7||0||Loss||UFC on ESPN 43 Maycee Barber||TBD|
|14||Tracy Cortez||10–1||10||Win||UFC 274 Melissa Gatto||TBD|
|15||Miranda Maverick||11–4||2||Win||UFC Fight Night 214 Shanna Young||TBD|
History OF UFC Women's Flyweight Division
The inaugural UFC Women's Flyweight Title fight was contested in December in Las Vegas, Nevada, at The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion finale. The inaugural title fight was between two fighters who appeared on the 26th season of The Ultimate Fighter, as Nicco Montano defeated Roxanne Modafferi to win and become the inaugural champion.
Montano's withdrawal from UFC 228 due to weight-cut issues led to her being stripped of the title in 2018. Thus Valentina Shevchenko won the vacant title after defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231. Shevchenko has since defended her title seven times.
Current UFC Women's Flyweight Champion: Valentina Shevchenko [23–3]
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)
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*Last Updated on August 28, 2023.