UFC Women’s 135-Pound Roster at 10, Five More on the Way


Miesha Tate vs Cat Zingano

Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano

The UFC is holding its first fight between two women this weekend, as Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche headline UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. They’ll square off for Rousey’s 135-pound divisional belt.

But the UFC hasn’t stopped there. They already have 10 other women under contract, including a TUF 17 Finale match-up between Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano, and two other announced signees: Sara McMann and Alexis Davis.

That leaves four women under contract that the promotion has yet to name.

UFC president Dana White on Friday said that they aren’t stopping at 10 either.

“The 135-pound division is stacked with talent,” he commented. “We already signed 10 girls; we’re signing five more.”

He, of course, didn’t reveal who those “five more” are either, but considering that Invicta FC has a strong working relationship with the UFC, it wouldn’t be surprising to see more fighters from that promotion making the jump to the Octagon.

White still held off on talks of adding any other women’s weight classes, preferring to stay focused on the 135-pounders for right now.

“We put this fight together, this fight is looking really good,” said White.

“Over the next year, what we’re gonna be doing is building this 135-pound division. I’m gonna have 15 new fighters in here that we need to introduce to the world.”

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