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First UFC women's flyweight bout to take place at UFC Ottawa

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The first 125-pound women's bout in UFC history will go down in Ottawa in June.

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Valerie Letourneau will get to fight in Canada after all, and she'll be competing in her third weight division. If it actually becomes a division. Letourneau will meet Joanne Calderwood at 125 pounds at the UFC Fight Night Ottawa event in June. The bout was confirmed by the UFC recently.

While this is the first women's flyweight bout in the promotion's history, apparently fans should cool their jets in regards to it becoming a full-blown division right way. This is basically a test case for something the UFC is looking into. No rankings will be made for 125 pounds and there are no plans for it to become a full-fledged weight class for the promotion at this time. That was confirmed to TSN by a UFC spokesperson.

Letourneau (8-4, 3-1 UFC) started in the promotion by winning a bantamweight bout, then dropped 20 pounds to strawweight and picked up two more wins to earn a title shot. She was defeated by Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 193 in November.

Calderwood (10-1, 2-1 UFC) is coming off a win over Cortney Casey last July. She was supposed to headline a Fight Pass card against Paige VanZant in December, but was forced out due to injury.

UFC Fight Night Ottawa takes place on June 18th in TD Place Arena, with Rory MacDonald taking on Stephen Thompson in the main event.