The UFC strawweight division could be receiving a big boost in the very near future. On Monday, World Series of Fighting announced they have released champion Jessica Aguilar (pictured).
Aguilar is leaving on good terms, as both parties agreed it is the best move for all involved.
“We wish Jessica all the best, and hope that she will achieve everything she wants to in her career that is blossoming,” WSOF president Ray Sefo stated in a press release. “We sat down with Jessica and her manager and we all agreed that she needs to move on to a place where she can compete against the best 115 pound women in the world.
“We have an incredible and fast-growing roster of world-class athletes at WSOF, but we do not have the best fighters in this particular women’s weight class, so it was time to shake hands and amicably part ways.”
Aguilar was considered the world’s top strawweight prior to becoming WSOF’s first female athlete in November 2013. Aguilar’s status as the division’s top dog has been up for debate ever since the UFC recently debuted their 115 division.
We might soon see how “Jag” stacks up against the UFC’s best.
Aguilar owns a 19-4 professional record, with her last three coming under WSOF’s banner. The 33-year-old is perfect through her past 10 outings.