* This is my very first fan post. I’m still relatively new to the sport, though I have been watching off and on for years...so bear with me here. Some of my information might be inaccurate. I am aware of this already. The purpose of this post is to get a general discussion going on the topic.
In the wake of UFC 193, there has been much discussion about the current position (and growth) of women’s mixed martial arts. The most intriguing to me is the
possibility hope that the UFC may add a women’s flyweight division. Doing this would obviously mean that the other two divisions would need to be replenished. This could be done through a season of TUF and through signing fighters from other organizations such as Invicta FC.
What could the Women’s 125 division look like? Here are a few names that could potentially be there? If I am way off, feel free to tell me. I can take the criticism.
Izabela Badurek (5-3) - Has previously fought at 125
Cortney Casey (4-3) - Defeated by Pearl Gonzalez for XFC flyweight title 10/18/2013
Aising Daly (16-5) - Has previously competed at 125
Carla Ezparza (11-3) - Scheduled to fight Angela Magana for MEZ sports flyweight title in 2012, but the fight was cancelled to to a car accident the day of the fight.
Valerie Letourneau (8-4) - Big by strawweight standards. Could benefit from moving up.
Angela Magana (11-8) - Former MEZ sports flyweight champion. Broke her back after being involved in a car accident the day she was scheduled to defend her title against Carla Ezparza.
Jessica Andrade (13-5) - Recently made the pretty big jump from 135 to 115
Alexis Davis (16-6) - Won raging Wolf women’s flyweight title 10/10/2009
Rin Nikai (16-1-1) - At only 5’1", she is small for 135
Leslie Smith (7-6-1) - Previously fought at 125
Miesha Tate (17-5) - Easily the most dropped name when it comes to flyweight. Could do a lot of damage in that division.