World Series of Fighting has been very busy lately signing a lot of new fighters and preparing for their upcoming event in Florida in January. Today, news broke that the promotion has signed Featherweight Woman, Ashlee Evans-Smith, to their roster.
You may recall Evans-Smith’s name from just over two months ago. In October, Evans-Smith defeated controversial transgender fighter, Fallon Fox, by TKO in round 3 to win the CFA Women’s Featherweight title. That win boosted her record to 2-0 as a professional. Evans-Smith also has victory over current UFC Women’s Bantamweight, Jessamyn Duke. Albeit that fight was when both women were still amateurs.
According to MMAjunkie, Evans-Smith will be dropping down to Bantamweight in order to compete in the World Series of Fighting. As of now, Evans-Smith is the first Bantamweight woman to be signed by World Series of Fighting according to their website.
It is also being reported that WSOF also signed Strawweight, Emi Fujino, to their roster. Fujino is 13-7, and has fought her entire career in Japan. She has gone 4-2 in her last six fights, and has fought the likes of Megumi Fujii and Mizuki Inoue.
Today’s signings come two days after World Series of Fighting announced their inaugural Women’s Strawweight title fight between Jessica Aguilar and Alida Gray. That fight will go down on January 18th, at WSOF 8 in Hollywood, Florida.