UFC creates 4th weight class for women, adding 125-pounders

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Eye and Murphy, along with Joanne Calderwood, who actually competed inside of the Octagon in the UFC's first ever women's flyweight bout, are two notable names who will likely make their way to 125.

"A new division will be created and a new champion will emerge from the next season of The Ultimate Fighter".

Now the UFC has three female weight divisions, bantamweight (135 pounds), strawweight (115 pounds), and featherweight (145 pounds).

It's welcome news for the sport in general, as many female athletes in the UFC have been forced to choose between fighting as an undersized 135-pound bantamweight or a shrunken 115-pound strawweight.

Season 26 of The Ultimate Fighter will follow a similar format to Season 20, which saw the introduction of the 115lb Strawweight division and saw Carla Esparza take the belt and become the division's first champion. Sports that it has not been finalized and the emailed news release was sent in error.

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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.

The move would give the UFC four female weight classes: 115, 125, 135 and 145 pounds.

Just to clarify, the announcement that was posted on the UFC's official website, which provided specifics such as date, time and location for female flyweights to tryout for the reality show, was erroneous?

The 29-year-old Pole has often spoke about becoming the first two-weight women's champion which until the creation of flyweight meant moving up to bantamweight to compete.

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