In order to build and develop their women’s division, the UFC has signed former Strikeforce fighters Sarah Kaufman, Julie Kedzie, Amanda Nunes, and Germaine de Randamie. Fox Sports reporter A.J. Perez confirmed the signings via Twitter:
Here are the four newest UFC women under contract per Dana White: Germaine de Randamie, Julie Kedzie, Sarah Kaufman, Amanda Nunes.
— A.J. Perez (@ajperezfox) February 23, 2013
Sarah Kaufman is a former Strikeforce Champion who lost to Ronda Rousey via first round armbar in her last fight in the promotion. Julie Kedzie has had 27 professional fights, and is looking to rebound from two consecutive losses to Alexis Davis and Miesha Tate. Nunes is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist who once won 6 fights in a row viz knockout, and de Randamie is relatively new in the MMA world with only 5 fights under her belt and a 3-2 record after making the transition from kick-boxing to MMA.
This is shaping up to be an exciting time for Women’s MMA, with a number of hot prospects climbing the rankings towards UFC champion Ronda Rousey.