Many wondered if the UFC was truly invested in promoting female MMA going forward, despite the decision to pair UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey with Liz Carmouche in a pay-per-view main event.
Well, now that a second fight has been signed in the division, and two more fighters have been signed, it appears the UFC is devoted to the women. Rousey and Carmouche were both part of a conference call on Tuesday to promote their upcoming fight at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche.
“The UFC has invested in the division and it’s great to see them line people up,” Carmouche said. “It just shows that the women’s division is a long-term goal.”
Along with Rousey and Carmouche, former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate will meet Cat Zingano later this year at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. It was also made official that Sara McMann and Alexis Davis have signed contracts with the UFC.