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Valerie Letourneau vs. Joanne Calderwood flyweight bout added to UFC Fight Night 89

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The first women’s flyweight bout in the history of the UFC is set for June 18, as one-time strawweight title contender Valerie Letourneau meets Joanne Calderwood at Ottawa’s UFC Fight Night 89.

The UFC calls the bout a "special flyweight attraction", not "the launch of a new division". However, the promotion revealed they are "looking into possibly opening a women’s flyweight division in the future."

Letourneau (8-4) competed as a flyweight and bantamweight before joining the UFC in 2015. The Canadian fighter won back-to-back fights with Jessica Rakoczy and Maryna Moroz to earn a shot at the UFC title against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, losing via unanimous decision.


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Post #1   4/28/16 3:24:17PM   

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Post #2   4/28/16 4:19:43PM   

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I like this fight. :)

That's cool it will be at flyweight. The other two women's divisions don't seem to be that deep yet so I'm not sure how long it will take to actually make a women's flyweight division but I hope it happens sooner than later. :)

Post #3   4/28/16 9:46:33PM   

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Another weight class
Why not

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The UFC will eventually a women's Featherweight division as well. That division has a pretty good amount of talent as well.

Edit: In fact the only weight class I don't see existing soon is a Cruiser weight division, if that comes about it won't be for a long time (like 10+ years).

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Post #5   4/29/16 3:00:10AM