'The Ultimate Fighter 26' to crown first UFC women's flyweight champion

MMA UFC to introduce new flyweight category for women fighters

Despite UFC president Dana White stating that the promotion isn't looking to add another division this year after the shaky start to the women's 145-pound weight class, they've gone and made a decision to add a women's 125-pound class as well.

According to the release, fighters now signed to the UFC roster (like her) can also apply for TUF 26 if they're able to make the flyweight limit, so long as they meet the age requirement (21-34) and have a winning record.

According to a report from Kevin Iole of Yahoo.com, UFC president Dana White said that the division was being discussed, and the initial press release was sent out in error.

News of the division class comes just a few months after the promotion introduced its third women's division, the featherweights.

This isn't the first time the UFC has decided on an inaugural champion for a new division via TUF, as the first ever women's strawweight champion was crowned on TUF 20.


Are you ready for another UFC weight class?

The UFC have announced they are creating a flyweight division for women starting this summer.

Current UFC bantamweight contender Lauren Murphy has already confirmed that she intends to volunteer for the show via a report from MMA Fighting.

The Ultimate Fighter 26 is slated to start filming in July and would later air in September.

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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