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World Series of Fighting adds to women's divisions, Fox slayer, JWMMA veteran

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Looks like World Series of Fighting is starting to beef up its WMMA division. Adding Ashlee Evans-Smith, the first fighter to defeat polarizing male-to-female, transgender fighter, Fallon Fox. As well as a true veteran of WMMA, Emi Fujino.

Ashlee Evans-Smith turned in the performance of her short MMA career to take out Fallon Fox in the finals of the CFA 145lbs Tournament (round 1 especially exciting). In addition to banking a 20,000 dollar check. She has parlayed this recent success into this WSOF contract, and is the fist bantamweight signed (moving down from 145). It is interesting that she did not sign with the UFC for one reason or another, even though the UFC's bantamweight division needs some depth.

Evans-Smith is a 4x all-American at Menlo College. I have no idea what level of wrestling that is (paging the Coach), but she has shown very adequate MMA wrestling/grappling.

7:05 for a beautiful inside leg trip takedown, 8:11 a roll through counter of the judo toss, Miletich says "that shows wrestling experience"

Emi Fujino is most known for her work in Japan. She has fought the best of the best in Mizuki Inoue, Mei Yamaguchi, Megumi Fujii and Ayaka Hamasaki. She has come up short against the top tier competition, but would be an excellent test for the Alida Gray vs. Jessica Aguilar winner and when she makes her debut she will have over 10 years of MMA experience. Important to note that WSOF has partnered with Japanese promotion, Pancrase, and looks to debut in Japan in a few months. Emi Fujino is ranked #15 in the Strawweight Aggregate Rankings

Fujino Highlight

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