The UFC announced that they will be starting a new women’s weight class at 145 pounds and will crown a new champion at UFC 208. The inaugural 145-pound belt will either go to former Welterweight champion Holly Holm or Germanie de Randamie.
Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino is the only reason why Dana White even thought of making a 145-pound class, but she is not in this match. Hell, she may not ever fight at 145 pounds again. In her two fights at 140 pounds in the UFC, she had to cut a ton of weight and her body nearly shutdown both times. In my opinion, she has too much muscle mass to fight at anything below 155 pounds on a semi-regular basis.
If you’re confused by that title match pairing since there is a glaring omission. This is one of the reasons why the 145-pound Featherweight weight class will be a huge failure.
We’ve written a handful of ‘Sports Crush’ posts since we launched ‘America’s White Boy.’ We have spotlighted a few UFC women fighters (Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate). The response has been fantastic, so we decided to profile an up & coming fighter who is currently on fire in the UFC, Paige VanZant.
VanZant is a ranked in the Strawweight division in the UFC. She’s only 21 years old and has a 6-2 MMA record. After winning her first three fights in the UFC, she recently lost to Rose Namajunas on a UFC Fight Night in December.
She’s an extremely marketable commodity in the UFC due to her ability in the octagon and her beauty.
Once you see Paige VanZant, you’ll know why we’re crushing on her.