The premiere of The Ultimate Fighter season 20 is upon us, and it will introduce the UFC audience to the female strawweight division.
The 115-pound division has long been MMA's most talent-rich women's division. For years, it was dominated by Japanese legend Megumi Fujii, but Fujii has since hung up her gloves. Current No. 1-ranked fighter Jessica Aguilar competes in the WSOF.
Earlier this year, the UFC opened up the strawweight division with two bouts featuring two of the most exciting fighters in the division—Claudia Gadelha and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. For the purpose of this slideshow I will leave them out, as the UFC has already given them a platform to shine. We will focus on others who have yet to make the jump.
Here are five names you will want to keep your eye on as the 115-pound division comes to the UFC and grows into one of the best divisions in the organization.