Wednesday, October 27, 2021

UFC Adds Flyweight Division

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Big news for fans of the lighter weight classes this weekend as the UFC announced that it will be adding a Flyweight division (125lbs.) to it's list of weigh classes beginning in 2012.

The plan as it stands is for the first flyweight fights to take place at an unannounced pay per view event on March 3rd 2012.

Ian McCall will being fighting Demetrious Johnson while Joseph Benavidez fights Yasuhiro Urushitani with the winners facing each other to decide the first ever UFC Flyweight Champion.

“It's not really a tournament,” UFC President Dana White said. “It's two fights in the same weight class with the best guys — we've done that a million times. Both fights on the same card and who wins will fight for the title.”

“We wouldn't do it if we didn't have a stacked division,” White said.

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