Not long ago, the popularity of women in the Ultimate Fighting Championship depended solely on the dominance of Ronda Rousey.
Now, women's mixed martial arts turns to a new year with a new champion and new faces ready to show the novelty part is over.
On the same November night Holly Holm took away Rousey's bantamweight belt with a stunning knockout by head kick in Australia, Poland's Joanna Jedrzejczyk remained unbeaten with a strawweight title defense over Valerie Letourneau.
Jedrzejczyk, an impressive striker, is expected to next defend her belt this year against No. 1 contender Claudia Gadelha of Brazil.
And both women's...