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Will other legit fighters from the 115lbs division move up to 125lbs to fight Valentina?Should they?

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  1. Livingenergy Orange Belt

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    That division has at least a handful of legit fighters and while I don't think any of them has a good chance of beating Val and they're more likely to beat Zhang/whoever else might become champ from among them, WMMA is very thin so they might as well take a shot at flyweight as well...and a few good fights would be very beneficial for WMMA as a whole.
     
  2. Klaavical Red Belt

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    Need more transgender fighters to shake things up.
     
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  3. Livingenergy Orange Belt

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    What if transmen (female to male) fought in the men's divisions? But then again they woukd stand no chance to make it so far in men's MMA.
     
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  4. Klaavical Red Belt

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    Did you hear about that female that transitioned to a male and demolished all the boys high school track records?



    Me neither.
     
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  5. Livingenergy Orange Belt

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    Exactly. But anyway, let's get back on topic.
     
  6. No Skill Gap Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    I'd imagine straweight women without an avenue to fight for the title will move to flyweight considering the latter division fucking sucks outside of Valentina.

    Andrade did it already. Joanna did it for a title shot one-off right? If Rose loses to Zhang maybe she will. Zhang/Rose both could for a superfight. Idk, not sure who's a "big" 115er but any road blocked or bigger women there feasibly could. We're talking about a division where Chookagian and Eye were title contenders.
     
  7. Dreyga2000 STOP TREATING SPECULATION AS FACT!!!

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    Some will move up eventually.

    But what overtime more talented fighters will move up the ranks of 125 to challenge Valentina.

    The division is only THREE YEARS AND HALF YEARS OLD. It still needs more time to grow into it’s self. It took a long while before the girls at SW and BW where good enough to topple Joanna and Ronda when their divisions where first created. Same thing is happening here

    Another thing to keep into mind that it is the division with the most fighters under 25, in about five years when these girls start teaching their primes and Valentina starts slowing down some real talents will emerge.

    But it will take time.
     
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    They'll move up because they will get paid to. She needs opponents so UFC will pay some girls that have no chance against her to fight her. Same as they will pay 135 lb. girls to fight Nunes at 145. It's a shame because Valenchenko and Nunes are both legit as fuck, they just both cleared out everyone so quickly.
     
  9. Livingenergy Orange Belt

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    So which SW fighters have a solid chance of beating Valentina??
     
  10. Dreyga2000 STOP TREATING SPECULATION AS FACT!!!

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    The grapplers; Tatiana Surez, Makenzie Dern, Virna Jinroba if any of these girls can get Valentina down that can overwhelm her with grappling and get the win
     
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  11. Livingenergy Orange Belt

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    I agree. I forgot how unbeatable Joanna and Ronda seemed and then other talented fighters popped up almost out of nowhere and they beat them. It's perfectly reasonable to think that the same will happen in the weak flyweight division as well despite Val being better than Ronda and Joanna.
     
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