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UFC Ponders Expanding Women’s Division

When the UFC introduced WMMA, they did so only with bantamweights. Now as the market continues to open up, UFC president Dana White sees more divisions on the way.

“The evolution of this sport as it’s continued to grow, we’ve been adding weight classes and the sport keeps getting bigger,” said White to MMA Junkie. “There are more and more talented guys in all those weight classes. The same thing will happen with the women.”

In February, the UFC held their first women’s bout as Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight belt opposite Liz Carmouche. This past weekend, the second WMMA bout saw Cat Zingano defeat Miesha Tate via stoppage.

It will now be Rousey and Zingano coaching on the next The Ultimate Fighter. The UFC just held auditions for the reality TV show that will feature men and women.