With the UFC’s attempts to add a women’s featherweight division amounting to a solitary title bout at UFC 208, the WME-IMG promotion is now set to try its luck with a new women’s 125 lbs division.
While the UFC have issued a press release announcing the introduction of the flyweight division and it’s inaugural champion to be decided via season 26 of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, UFC president Dana White has stated that the creation of the new division is yet to finalised per Yahoo.
The press release detailed the following:
A new division will be created and a new champion will emerge from the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. Women’s flyweights, between the ages of 21-34 with a winning record and at least three professional fights are invited to attend the open casting call in Las Vegas. The season will also be open to females on the current UFC roster that can successfully make 125-pounds throughout the duration of the season.