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UFC women no longer out of their depth

UFC women no longer out of their depth

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...