The UFC has revealed its plans for the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter and those plans include a new weight class.

The promotion will kick off its 115-pound, women’s strawweight division with the reality show serving as a title tournament for the first time in its history.

In addition to the announcement, the promotion has announced that it has acquired 11 fighters from all-women’s promotion Invicta Fighting Championships. Those fighters include current Invicta FC champion Carla Esparza, undefeated Brazilian Claudia Gadelha, Bellator veteran Felice Herrig, undefeated Scottish fighter Joanne Calderwood, unbeaten Tecia Torres, Australians Bec Hyatt and Alex Chambers, Rose Namajunas, Emily Kagan, Julianna Lima and Paige Van Zant.

Many of the fighters were recently in action at Invicta’s seventh event on Dec. 7 in Kansas City, Mo. Most notably, the unbeaten Torres defeated Herrig via lopsided decision, which prompted the champion Esparza to call her out following the bout. With both ladies now moving on the world-famous Octagon, their budding rivalry will have to wait until the reality show. Esparza was expected to defend her title at the event against Gadelha, but the Brazilian was forced to pull out of the bout on fight day due to a bacterial infection. The aforementioned Calderwood was also in action, edging out Finland’s Katja Kankaanpää via unanimous decision.

In May, the 11 fighters will begin filming the reality show in Las Vegas, along with an additional five fighters that will be selected in tryouts in early 2014. Coaches for the show have yet to be determined.

“The women’s 135-pound division in the UFC has been amazing and we know there are a ton of talented women’s mixed martial artists out there,” said UFC President Dana White. “Now, you’ll see even more great women’s bouts in the UFC with the addition of the 115-pound division. We’re excited to crown the first-ever UFC women’s strawweight champion in 2014 after a historic season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Photo: Tecia Torres (R) battles Felice Herrig at Invicta FC 7 (Jeff Vulgamore/The MMA Corner)