The Ultimate Fighter 28’s female cast was announced earlier this week and several women from the featherweight division are not happy with the final selections.
TUF 28 will feature female featherweights and male heavyweights, the female cast was revealed earlier this week. Cindy Dandois, who owns wins over Megan Anderson, Jorina Baars and King Reina, already hit out at the UFC’s picks revealing she feels ‘disrespected’ by the fact that the UFC have selected natural bantamweights, as well as women with few fights, and in one case zero professional fights. Another fighter who is unhappy with the final selections is Zarah Fairn Dos Santos.
Dos Santos (6-2) has fought at featherweight or above for the majority of her MMA career and is currently riding high having won five of her last six, including four sensational first-round knockouts. The 31-year-old striking specialist has never been finished in her MMA career and believes TUF 28 is more of a bantamweight showcase than the supposed featherweight one.
“I did not make it onto TUF28, nor did the other featherweights. It is time for me because this TUF will be a show of bantamweights not featherweights. My weight is at present 145 now I am ready? I don’t know what the UFC is planning with the division, I don’t really know myself what is going on.” Dos Santos wrote on her Instagram page.
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