Is the UFC missing someone from the list of ladies signed to The Ulitmate Fighter 20. Maybe Jessica Aguilar? It only seems fitting that the top MMA promotion in the world would sign the top ranked female strawweight in the world. And that may be the only unanswered questions of her career now as she prepares to take reign in the World Series of Fighting.
When it comes to the new season of The Ultimate Fighter Paige VanZant says she is focused on fighting and nothing else. One might expect her to call out Tecia Torres, who defeated her in their Invicta FC match, or Rose Namajunas who challenged her in the promotion, but nope, only the task at hand – winning the UFC women’s strawweight belt.
“I think they will continue to produce amazing talent.” “There are still plenty of great 115 lb women to fill that division,” says Tecia Torres about the recent move of several Invicta strawweights; including herself, to the UFC. And though she’s leaving Invicta FC after just four bouts she’ll have to focus on her biggest challenges so far during TUF 20 in the names of of Joanne, Claudia, and Carla, as she calls them.
“I’m still a little fish in a big pond,” explains Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt on whether she considers herself a household name or superstar in MMA. But that may all change when the new season of TUF 20 begins and the new women of UFC takeover. The former INVICTA fighter, who recently signed with UFC is already a social media Queen in the sport, but realizes she has a lot more work to do and fights to win before she hits the Carano or Rousey status.
After winning her pro debut Ashlee Evans Smith now awaits the outcome of another type of battle. Smith defeated Tori Adams to advance to the semi-finals of Championship Fighting Alliance (CFA) women’s tournament but now awaits the outcome of the Fallon Fox situation. We all know the story so I’ll spare you the details.