Just over a year after booking its first ever women's flyweight fight, the UFC is set to officially launch the female 125-pound division.
The announcement, which was leaked last week and shot down by the UFC as being "under consideration but not finalized", came via Dana White himself during an appearance on Colin Cowherd's podcast, The Herd, earlier today.
As was the case with the women's strawweight division on TUF 18, it was additionally revealed that the inaugural champion of the women's flyweight class would be determined on the upcoming 26th season of The Ultimate Fighter.
While there has been no announcement yet as to just which competitors from the women's strawweight and bantamweight classes (and/or fighters from promotions like Invicta) will possible be brought in to fill the division out, we've already offered a few plausible options.
Of course, one fighter who will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on this development will be none other than women's strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who has previously stated her desire to move up and become the first ever two-division women's champion.
As of now, there has been no announcement regarding a premiere date or possible coaches for TUF 26, but we will make sure to keep you updated as details are made available.