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UFC Women's Flyweight

Let's look at all you need to know about UFC Women’s Flyweight Division


  1. UFC Women’s Flyweight Division
  2. UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion
  3. UFC Women’s Flyweight Rankings 2019
  4. Top Female UFC Fighters
  5. 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 231 Shevchenko v Jedrzejczyk


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. 


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionValentina Shevchenko18-3-031
1Katlyn Chookagian12-2-030
2Jessica Eye 14-7-0(1)32
3Joanne Calderwood14-4-032
4Liz Carmouche13-7-035
5Jennifer Maia17-5-130
6Viviane Araújo8-1-032
7Andrea Lee11-3-030
8Lauren Murphy10-4-035
9Roxanne Modafferi23-15-036
10Alexis Davis19-10-034


Top Female UFC Fighters


  1. Zhang Weili (UFC Women's Strawweight Champion)
  2. Amanda Nunes (UFC Women's Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion)
  3. Valentina Shevchenko (UFC Women's Flyweight Champion)


UFC Weight Divisions


Men

  1. Heavyweight
  2. Light Heavyweight
  3. Middleweight
  4. Welterweight
  5. Lightweight
  6. Featherweight
  7. Bantamweight
  8. Flyweight


Women

  1. Featherweight
  2. Bantamweight
  3. Flyweight
  4. Strawweight


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UFC News: Valentina Shevchenko to defend Women's Flyweight Title against Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247

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UFC News: Montana De La Rosa vs Mara Romero reportedly in the works for February 15th event

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UFC News: Valentina Shevchenko set to defend Flyweight Championship in early 2020

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UFC News: Maycee Barber to fight Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246

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UFC News: Zhang Weili teases fight with former champion on Instagram

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UFC News: Maycee Barber reacts to Paige VanZant’s rejection

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UFC News: Maycee Barber says Paige VanZant hasn't evolved as a fighter

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UFC News: Maycee Barber agrees with Ben Askren; says she will ruin Paige VanZant’s Instagram career

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UFC News: Maycee Barber finishes off Gillan Robertson within first-round

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