In a recent move, the King of the Cage has announced the signing of fourteen women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
These athletes are expected to participate in exclusive, multi-fight contracts. Most of these fighters are from the Atomweight (105 lbs.) and Strawweight (115 lbs.) divisions.
They represent the next chapter in the history of Women’s MMA and the KOTC is looking to cut each division off at eight total.
The KOTC was birthed in 1998 and since its inception, it has maintained its goal of showcasing current stars of the women’s MMA as well as building up a number of new stars for the future.
Quite a number of women have made their professional career debuts in fights for the KOTC and some of these include Danielle Taylor, Ronda Rousey, Rose Namajunasand Michelle Waterson.
The founder and CEO of the KOTC, Terry Trebilcock made mention of the fact that they choose fighters according to their ranking in terms of marketability.
“When choosing these competitors, we were not only looking for the top 105 and 115 females, we were also looking for the most marketable,”
“Choosing 14 from over 300 potential candidates was challenging, but in the end, we feel we have made the proper decisions. The female 105 and 115 lb. divisions will finally get the notoriety they have strived for, and deserve.”
For countless number of stars, King of the Cage has been a career staple. Some of these includes the likes of Ronda Rousey, Forrest Griffin, Daniel Cormier, TJ Dillishaw, Quinton Rampage Jackson, Demetrious Johnson, Robbie Lawler, Rory MacDonald, Rashad Evans, Krazy Horse, Keith Jardine, Mac Danzig, Urijah Faber, Joe Stevenson, and Diego Sanchez.
In a new broadcast deal with the UFC,KOTC fights and events will now be seen on UFC FIGHT PASS.