In 2011, UFC President Dana White infamously assured that women would never fight in the UFC. This statement has proven to be incredibly inaccurate.
First, the UFC introduced a women’s bantamweight division, centered around MMA megastar Ronda Rousey. When this new division proved itself to be incredibly lucrative, the UFC introduced yet another women’s division in the 115-pound strawweight division. From there, it sounded as though the organization was planning on adding a 125-pound women’s flyweight division, yet in a somewhat surprising twist, they first introduced a 145-pound women’s featherweight division.
The very first title fight in the history of this new UFC division goes down tomorrow night in the main event of UFC 208. This fight will pit former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm against decorated Dutch kickboxing veteran Germaine de Randamie – and given the striking skill of both women, it looks like it could go down as a classic.
In celebration of this inaugural women’s featherweight title fight, we’ve assembled a list of the 5 best women’s title fights to occur in the UFC’s Octagon thus far.
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