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

Twitter reacts to UFC's announcement of new women's flyweight division

The new season will feature a cast made up entirely of 125-pound women's fighters with the victor being crowned the first ever champion in the division. The UFC is inviting professionals from around the world to compete alongside anyone on its current roster who can make the weight.

The promotion also crowned its first strawweight champion during a season of "The Ultimate Fighter". However, according to UFC President Dana White, that announcement by the UFC was premature.

Now the UFC has three female weight divisions, bantamweight (135 pounds), strawweight (115 pounds), and featherweight (145 pounds). Additionally, he said that the press release confirming the new division tournament and championship for this season was sent in error.

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How many women in the bantamweight division will put their body through the grueling cut for a chance to become a UFC champion at season's end? The flyweight division fills a gap that will allow some women too small for 135 to compete at their ideal weight class.

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Needless to say the announcement was met with a great deal of excitement among female fighters, but their enthusiasm was quickly dampened when Yahoo!

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The decision comes hot on the heels of a featherweight class being launched in February where Germaine de Randamie was crowned the inaugral champion when she won a controversial decision over Holly Holm.

The UFC announced plans for a 12th weight class Wednesday afternoon, bringing in a women's 125-pound division.

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