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LizaG 12-11-2013 08:39 PM

UFC assigned 11 strawweight contracts from Invicta
 
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From their Twitter!!!

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BIG news for #WMMA: the UFC has been assigned 11 strawweight contracts from @InvictaFights
Can't wait to see these fights!!!

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UFC ‏@ufc 12m

our new strawweights continued: @badmofo_jojo @EmilyPKagan @PAIGEVANZANT and @alexchambersmma!


UFC ‏@ufc 18m

Welcome to the UFC, @CarlaEsparza1 @feliceherrig @TeciaTorres @RowdyBec @rosenamajunas @ClaudiaGadelha_ @julianalimabh
And apparently 5 more women can make it in on a tryout in 2014

If the Twitter names aren't clear the list is- The 11 fighters are: Carla Esparza, Claudia Gadelha, Felice Herrig, Joanne Calderwood, Tecia Torres, Rose Namajunas, Bec Hyatt, Emily Kagan, Alex Chambers, Julianna Lima, and Paige Van Zant.

http://wmmatoday.wordpress.com/2013/...ight-division/

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In May, these 11 competitors will report to Las Vegas and participate on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter® in the first-ever all-women’s edition of the show. And for the first time ever, The Ultimate Fighter® will crown a UFC champion, as the winner of season 20 will become the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion.

Canadian Psycho 12-11-2013 08:44 PM

Michelle Waterson needs to put on 10 pounds and get her fine behind to the UFC.

In other news, I would have the intercourse with Paige Van Zant.

dudeabides 12-11-2013 08:49 PM

I read that from Helwani's twitter right after his bad news about Velasquez, glad for something good. Like how they have some nice distance between the only two so far classes unlike the smaller men's divisions they added last.

LizaG 12-11-2013 08:53 PM

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Invicta won't see it through 2014 so it's good to see a division of talent like that get a break. And to crown a champ at the end of the season? Love it! :D

AmdM 12-11-2013 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by dudeabides (Post 2439961)
I read that from Helwani's twitter right after his bad news about Velasquez, glad for something good.

What's the bad news about Velasquez?

Life B Ez 12-11-2013 09:07 PM

Nice! Let's get some women who actually deserve to be in the UFC.

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LizaG 12-11-2013 09:10 PM

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Ez you referring to TUF18? Or the 135 division in general?

Life B Ez 12-11-2013 09:14 PM

TUF 18.

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LizaG 12-11-2013 09:15 PM

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TUF18 was a fine roster as it was.

TUF20 looks to be even better :D

Life B Ez 12-11-2013 09:19 PM

TUF 18 was a joke. Maybe on paper they were supposed to be good but if that's the skill level brought to the ufc they should be back on the regional circuit.

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