UFC announces a new Women’s Featherweight Division, champion to be decided at UFC 208

By Wade Keller, MMATorch editor

UFC has officially announced a new women’s division – a Featherweight Division – and the champion is scheduled to be crowned at UFC 208. Holly Holm faces Germaine de Randamie on Feb. 11 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The 145 weight division will give women who had trouble cutting weight to 135 a championship to fight over. It also creates a title for Cyborg to chase if she can cut her weight to 145 without undue stress on her health.

UFC touts: “This five-round championship bout, which airs live on Pay-Per-View from Barclays Center, is also a must see because it pits two of combat sports’ greatest strikers against each other, as three-division world boxing champion Holm squares off with three-division Muay Thai champion de Randamie.”

Tickets for UFC 208 go on sale to the general public on Dec. 16. UFC Fight Club members will have access to tickets on Dec. 14, and those who subscribe to the UFC newsletter may buy tickets on Dec. 15. Tickets may be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.

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