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Former Strikeforce champ Sarah Kaufman tops UFC list of newly-signed female fighters

Dana White told media members over the weekend that Germaine de Randamie, Julie Kedzie and Amanda Nunes will join former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman in the UFC's 135-pound women's division.

Christian Petersen

Don't let a little thing like 100 fighters too many stop you from signing four more to the ZUFFA roster.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is beefing up its women's 135-pound division to help bolster a weight class that became official in the main event of UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" last Saturday night (Feb. 23, 2013) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Watch the historic bout between Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche here.

Joining the fray is former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion Sarah Kaufman, as well as Germaine de Randamie, Julie Kedzie and Amanda Nunes, all of whom cut their teeth inside San Jose's Hexagon before the promotion closed up shop earlier this year.

Kaufmann is perhaps the most notable of the four, racking up a 15-2 pro record and battling the best of the class, going 2-2 in four bouts against the division's elite including Rousey (L), Carmouche (W), Miesha Tate (W) and Marloes Coenen (L).

The division is slowly but surely filling up with respectable talent and it will be interesting to see how the matchmakers decide to pair up the new crop of female fighters, considering how many of them have already faced each other in previous fights.

Prior to UFC getting into the business of women's MMA (one division at a time), it was a considerably small world.

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