source | MMAJunkie.com
For whichever fighter a coach selects, the opposite team will automatically be given said fighter’s pre-determined opponent from the bracket.
Team Pettis wins the coin toss, and coach Pettis opts to select the first fighter. He takes Esparza, who is announced as the No. 1 seed. As a result, No. 16 seed Angela Hill joins Team Melendez.
The rest of the fighters are selected, and the 115-pound tournament to determine the first UFC strawweight champion shakes out as follows:
#1 Carla Esparza (Team Pettis) vs. #16 Angela Hill (Team Melendez)
#8 Bec Rawlings (Team Melendez) vs. #9 Justine Kish (Team Pettis)
#5 Aisling Daly (Team Pettis) vs. #12 Angela Magana (Team Melendez)
#4 Jessica Penne (Team Pettis) vs. #13 Lisa Ellis (Team Melendez)
#2 Joanne Calderwood (Team Pettis) vs. #15 Emily Kagan (Team Melendez)
#7 Rose Namajunas (Team Melendez) vs. #10 Alex Chambers (Team Pettis)
#6 Felice Herrig (Team Pettis) vs. #11 Heather Clark (Team Melendez)
#3 Tecia Torres (Team Melendez) vs. #14 Randa Markos (Team Pettis)
On top of the UFC belt, White announces $25,000 bonuses are on the line for “Fight of the Season” and “Performance of the Season.” Also, a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle will be granted to the winner.