MIXED MARTIAL ARTS: Scottish MMA star Joanne Calderwood has the bookies running scared.

William Hill had been offering odds of 100/1 for any Scottish fighter to win a UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) world title in 2014, but were forced into a re-think after Calderwood's call-up to the world's premier MMA promotion was announced in December.

As reported in Herald Sport, the 27-year-old from Kilmarnock will compete in the UFC's 115lb strawweight female division this year in a tournament taking the format of the UFC's reality TV show, The Ultimate Fighter.

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The two finalists will fight for the newly created women's strawweight title in the summer, with Calderwood thought to be in with a strong chance.

William Hill's bet has been updated to specify the 100/1 odds apply specifically to the winner of a "men's UFC title".