Bellator may not be in the women’s mixed martial arts business, at least for the time being, but that doesn’t mean World Series of Fighting isn’t interested in dipping their toes in the WMMA pond.
On Tuesday, the up-start promotion announced they have made strawweight Jessica Aguilar (pictured) their first female figher.
“Women’s mixed martial arts is now a very big part of the sport and has gained so much attention and popularity in recent years, and we’re very proud to announce the launch of World Series of Fighting women’s division,” WSOF president Ray Sefo said. “To not only add a women’s division, but to kick it off by signing one of the absolute best women fighters in the game is a statement to what the future holds for World Series of Fighting’s women’s division.”
Aguilar is currently the top ranked 115-pounder in the world by the Unified Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Rankings.
“I’m very proud to be making history, being the first female fighter to sign with the WSOF,” said Aguilar. “It’s an honor that they chose me to be the face of their female division.”
Aguilar, who was released by Bellator earlier this year when the organization decided to cancel their women’s division, owns a 16-4 professional record and is perfect through her past seven scraps.
WSOF will announce who “Jag” will make her promotional debut against shortly.