Ashlee Evans-Smith at weigh-ins. Credit Ray Kasprowicz-Tuff-N-Uff

Ashlee Evans-Smith, Emi Fujino make good additions to WSOF roster

World Series of Fighting welcomes two well-known women’s MMA fighters to their roster.

The first competitor is Ashlee Evans-Smith, who made headlines after she defeated Fallon Fox to win the CFA Women’s Featherweight tournament, back in October. Evans-Smith will drop from featherweight to bantamweight.

The second fighter is Japanese star and former Jewels 115-pound title contender Emi “The Kamikaze Angel” Fujino, who is coming off of a decision loss to prospect Mizuki Inoue in the semifinal round of the Deep Jewels Lightweight Grand Prix tournament.

It is not too surprising that WSOF signed Fujino as the promotion is trying to bolster their women’s strawweight division. With her experience and good striking, the Angel would be a good addition to the roster.

As for Evans-Smith she brings good striking and will come into the promotion with a lot of momentum from her last fight. It will be interesting to see which other women’s 145-pound fighters sign with the organization. There are plenty of women’s fighters around the United States who could join Evans-Smith in WSOF’s Women’s 145-pound division. No matter who else joins the promotion, Evans-Smith could still be an early favorite to become the first WSOF Women’s Bantamweight champion.

According to reports, WSOF President Ray Sefo announced a partnership with Pancrase. This could result into more Japanese women’s MMA fighters, who compete at 115 and 135 bounds, coming to compete in the WSOF cage in future events.

WSOF will crown their first women’s strawweight champion when Jessica Aguilar takes on Alida Gray in 2014.


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