ROAD Fighting Championship have announced the addition of two brand new weight classes for female mixed martial arts competitors.
The organization will be looking to open up weight-classes for women who compete in the featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and heavyweight divisions, as according to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts which is currently used by most organizations including the UFC.
The “Road FC Heavyweight Division” will feature female competitors weighing in between 143 and 176-pounds (featherweights to welterweights), whilst the “ROAD FC Openweight Division” will feature women weighing in at above 176-pounds (middleweights to heavyweights).
The organization is set to host an all-female event on December 23 which will be headlined by an atomweight world title fight between reigning champion Seo Hee Ham and challenger Jinh Yu Frey. Several fights in the new ROAD FC women’s “heavyweight” and “openweight” divisions are expected to be announced for the event in the near future.
– Click HERE to view the WMMA featherweight world rankings.
– Click HERE to view the WMMA lightweight-welterweight world rankings.
– Click HERE to view the WMMA middleweight-heavyweight world rankings.
Fight fans, are you excited to see the inclusion of ROAD FC’s new female divisions? Who would you like to see compete? Let us know in the comments section below.