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MLW crowns inaugural Women's Featherweight Champion

The new champion was crowned at MLW's Kings of Colosseum tapings in Philadelphia.

The first Women's Champion in MLW history was crowned at a set of television tapings on Friday night.

Taya Valkyrie defeated Holidead at Kings of Colosseum on Friday to become the inaugural MLW Women's Featherweight Champion. The match will air on a future episode of MLW Fusion.

Kings of Colosseum was the first time Valkyrie has appeared for MLW since 2018. In addition to winning the Women's Featherweight Championship, Valkyrie also took part in a trios match. Valkyrie, Lince Dorado & Microman defeated Holidead, Arez & Mini Abismo Negro.

Valkyrie is also the current AAA Reina de Reinas Champion. She won that title from Deonna Purrazzo at Impact Wrestling's Rebellion pay-per-view last month.

Valkyrie was formerly known as Franky Monet in NXT. She was released by WWE last November.

The MLW women's featherweight division first launched in September 2021. MLW has stated that it plans to have multiple women's weight classes in the future.

"MLW plans on having multiple women’s [divisions]," the promotion wrote. "Like the men with the heavyweight and middleweight divisions, the women’s featherweight division promises to showcase the best and promote fair fights in stature between fighters of similar attributes."