As fans many of you may have been wondering just how the UFC was expecting to maintain a womens division at 135lbs with a roster consisting of only a few fighters. Well it seems like the issue is becoming less and less significant.
With Ronda Rousey vs Liz Carmouche and now Meisha Tate vs Cat Zingano all set to take place, the UFC also officially confirmed the signings of two more highly-skilled, female Bantamweight contenders in Sara McMann and Alexis Davis.
McMann is a 2004 Olympic Freestyle wrestling silver medalist who is currently undefeated in her MMA career with a record of 6-0. With 5 victories in her last 6 bouts, Alexis Davis happens to be the 2nd Canadian female fighting under the Zuffa banner next to Sarah Kaufman, but is the very first to be signed to the UFC.
With the division now expanded to 6 legitimately skilled fighters, things are certainly looking up for the womens Bantamweight division and you can count Ronda Rousey in as being interested in what the future holds. According to MMA Fighting Rousey had the following to say regarding the upcoming Tate vs Zingano matchup scheduled for the TUF 17 Finale:
“I think that’s an interesting matchup. I’ve had my eyes on Cat for a while, I think she’s one of the only other undefeated 135ers at the moment. I’m very interested in seeing how the fight goes. I’m going to be there at the fight myself, and I’d love to take on the winner.”