One of the best women’s mixed martial artists in the world has found her new home. After Bellator decided to do away with the women’s division, many of the sports top stars — including Jessica Eye, Felice Herrig and Jessica Aguilar — were cut and sent into free agency.
Eye signed with the UFC, Herrig signed with Invicta FC, but Aguilar had yet to make a decision — until today.
It was announced by MMAFighting.com that Aguilar has decided to sign with World Series of Fighting, with the news being confirmed by WSOF president Ray Sefo and executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz
Abdel-Aziz announced that there were no plans for World Series of Fighting to consistently put on female fights, but they do want to plan to put on intriguing divisions in WMMA.
Aguilar is expected to make her promotional debut in January of 2014 at 115-pounds. She is currently on a seven-fight winning streak.
If Aguilar was in the women’s bantamweight division, she would have drawn plenty of attention from the UFC, but since she fights in a weight class that the UFC doesn’t currently promote, her options were limited.
It is interesting that Aguilar chose WSOF over all-women’s mixed martial arts organization Invicta, but it goes to show that WSOF is not playing around and they plan to sign as many top level fighters as they can get their hands on.