There’s not too much to say regarding the women’s featherweight division simply because it’s barely a division at this point.
Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm did battle for the inaugural title this past January at UFC 208 in a bout that de Randamie won in somewhat controversial fashion.
The only fight to make here is a bout between de Randamie and Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino, the women many consider to be the best female fighter on the planet, but the future of the division remains incredibly unclear after their inevitable fight.
The flyweight division has been dominated by reigning champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson since its inception in 2012. Johnson has defended his 125-pound title an incredible 10 consecutive times with his most recent defense a one-sided submission victory over Wilson Reis at UFC on FOX 24 earlier this month.
Johnson has come dangerously close to clearing out the division, leaving a lack of legitimate contenders ready to challenge him for the throne. Sure, rising contenders Sergio Pettis, Ray Borg and Brandon Moreno have shown promise, but it’s unclear if any of them are ready to challenge “Mighty Mouse”.
While the division is ruled by the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, its lack of contenders makes it a division in need of new life.