The UFC strawweight division is only a few years old, but fans have quickly warmed to the weight class and it’s fighters. There are bankable stars and world class athletes - and in many cases fighters have both the “It” factor and elite skills. While it is the smallest weight class in the UFC, it has no problems drawing viewers - something that cannot be said for its men’s counterpart, the flyweight division.
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Let’s take a deeper look into this still developing division. Remember, you can bet on your favorite fighters with the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu.
Weight Limit: 115 pounds
Rose Namajunas pulled off arguably the biggest upset of the year, and she did it in the most spectacular way possible. Not only did “Thug” Rose beat the previously unbeaten Joanna Jedrzejczyk to seize the title, she knocked out one of the best strikers in the UFC period. This truly is a sport where anything can happen.
Namajunas closed as a +330 favorite in the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu, and her best line was +568 at some point. If you’re one of the very few that actually laid the price on Rose, I’d like to ask your opinion on a few upcoming fights, for “research” purposes. That was an upset that almost nobody saw coming.
Who will Namajunas make her first defense against? There are plenty of intriguing options, starting with an immediate rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The now-humbled Polish striker was so dominant as the champ that nobody could really argue against a redo.
There’s also Jessica Andrade, who ragdolled Claudia Gadelha this past September - that’s something that no other fighter has been able to do. Karolina Kowalkiewicz was the last girl to beat Namajunas, setting up a compelling rematch as well.
UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion: Rose Namajunas
1. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
2. Jessica Andrade
3. Claudia Gadelha
4. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
5. Tecia Torres
6. Michelle Waterson
7. Cynthia Calvillo
8. Carla Esparza
9. Felice Herrig
10. Paige VanZant
11. Alexa Grasso
12. Cortney Casey
13. Jojo Calderwood
14. Randa Markos
15. Maryna Moroz
The biggest threat to this division would be the creation of a flyweight division. There would be an inevitable talent exodus as fighters would look to avoid weight cuts - even J-Check expressed interest in fighting for a flyweight title. But strawweight is a class that is here to stay - it’s an accessible weight class that will only grow in time.
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