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    Default 11 Strawweights join UFC from Invicta for TUF, winner gets belt

    http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-11-straw...invicta-tuf-20
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that the Invicta FC women’s mixed martial arts organization has assigned the contracts of 11 women’s strawweight (115 pounds) competitors to the UFC. Terms of the assignment were not disclosed.

    The 11 fighters are: Carla Esparza, Claudia Gadelha, Felice Herrig, Joanne Calderwood, Tecia Torres, Rose Namajunas, Bec Hyatt, Emily Kagan, Alex Chambers, Julianna Lima, and Paige Van Zant.

    In May, these 11 competitors will report to Las Vegas and participate on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter® in the first-ever all-women’s edition of the show. And for the first time ever, The Ultimate Fighter® will crown a UFC champion, as the winner of season 20 will become the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion.
    More at the link. Cool idea.

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    Who are the coaches? Maybe no coaches? Maybe just focus on the training and back story of the fighters themselves? Instead of fabricated drama and nonsensically drunken bullshit?















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    If you follow the link it says coaches have not been announced yet.

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    I presume there will be 5 more added for a tournament of 16. Esparza should be the favourite to win, although Gadelha has been on a tear. Hopefully they meet in the finals so we can see the fight that was supposed to happen.

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    Only good thing about this, IMO, is hopefully they are working towards baving enough women in the ufc so one day they will be able to put on all female cards. There is clearly a latge enough group that enjoy wmma and thats cool. But theres definetly a large group tha hates it. If wmma is really that popular put them all on one card, thats still a ufc card, and dont shove them down our throats by mixing them in with the men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimerules28 View Post
    Only good thing about this, IMO, is hopefully they are working towards baving enough women in the ufc so one day they will be able to put on all female cards. There is clearly a latge enough group that enjoy wmma and thats cool. But theres definetly a large group tha hates it. If wmma is really that popular put them all on one card, thats still a ufc card, and dont shove them down our throats by mixing them in with the men.
    I don't see this happening any time soon. I am pretty confident in arguing that an all-female PPV card would absolutely tank numbers wise. There is a fan base, sure, but it is nowhere near big enough for the UFC to be able to financially justify putting on an all-female card. I don't see this changing any time soon.

    Women's sports simply do not draw in the numbers as well as male sports across the board and I don't see this as being any different, regardless of how creative the UFC is in selling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esox Express View Post
    I don't see this happening any time soon. I am pretty confident in arguing that an all-female PPV card would absolutely tank numbers wise. There is a fan base, sure, but it is nowhere near big enough for the UFC to be able to financially justify putting on an all-female card. I don't see this changing any time soon.

    Women's sports simply do not draw in the numbers as well as male sports across the board and I don't see this as being any different, regardless of how creative the UFC is in selling it.
    It could work on a fight night card
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    So they're not recording the show until March? Add in the run time for the show itself, that's a long time for these girls to be out of work.
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    I called exactly this happening when they announced the UFC would be opening up a straweight div for the women.

    I am sure the UFC hype machine will give Herrig a big push since she is such a ham in front of the camera.
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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