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One month after signaling an interest to open a new UFC women’s division, the promotion has gone all in on strawweights.

UFC President Dana White today announced the promotion has acquired the contracts of 11 Invicta FC fighters, who will compete on the first all-women season of “The Ultimate Fighter” for the inaugural UFC strawweight title.

Filming for the show kicks off May 18 and features Carla Esparza (9-2), Alex Chambers (4-1), Claudia Gadelha (11-0), Felice Herrig (9-5), Bec Hyatt (5-3), Emily Kagan (3-1), Juliana Lima (6-1), Rose Namajunas (2-1), Tecia Torres (4-0), Paige VanZant (3-1) and Joanne Calderwood (8-0). A debut date for the first episode wasn’t immediately announced.
http://mmajunkie.com/2013/12/ufc-acquires-11-fighters-from-invicta-fc-launches-womens-strawweight-division-with-tuf-20/

Count me in. Hyatt & Herrig are beasts, and I'm a big fan of Thug Rose.
 

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*Google's Paige Vanzant*

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I was going to say I'm surprised that Holly Holm didn't make it, but she's a 135er.

As for payment:

FOX Sports Live ‏@FOXSportsLive 16h
BREAKING: Per @arielhelwani new @UFC Strawweight Fighters will get paid at least $32K each before entering octagon, the champ will get $40K.
Ariel Helwani ‏@arielhelwani 16h
As reported on @foxsportslive, DW told me all the new 115ers got pay raises. 10 of em will get $8k/8k 2x before stepping foot in TUF house.

Ariel Helwani ‏@arielhelwani 16h
So they will get 32k just to sit on the sidelines. Some were making as little as $1k/1k. As for the champ Carla Esparza ...

Ariel Helwani ‏@arielhelwani 16h
The Invicta 115 champ Carla Esparza will get $10k/10k TWICE before TUF 20, too. So 40k before ever fighting in the UFC.
 
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