Jedrzejczyk Likely To Get First Shot at Carla Esparza And Her Title

Published on December 16th, 2014 9:15 pm EST

The UFC released their first ever rankings for the newly formed Strawweight division earlier this week.

Carla Esparza, fresh off of her third round victory over Rose Namajunas this past weekend, is the current Strawweight champion.

The number one contender, according to the UFC, and the woman likely to get the first title shot is Joanna Jedrzejczyk. While nothing has been formally announced as of yet, UFC President Dana White revealed that Jedrzejczyk will likely get the first title shot.

Here is the complete top 5:

1. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
2. Claudia Gadelha
3. Jessica Penne
4. Rose Namajunas
5. Tecia Torres

Pagie VanZant, who is likely the division's biggest name behind Rose Namajunas, is currently the division's #11 ranked fighter. The 20 year-old VanZant is now 4-1 as a professional after defeating Kailin Curran via TKO in her UFC debut in November.

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The Strawweight division is already deep thanks to the fact that the UFC was able to work out a deal with Invicta to absorb the latter's Strawweight fighters. There are some tremendous fights ahead in the Strawweight division including a likely title fight between Carla Esparza and Joanna Jedrzejczyk.


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