Kevin Lee Believes Welterweight Has Passed Lightweight As Most Talent-Rich Division In MMA

Kevin Lee will look to make an immediate impact in his UFC welterweight debut this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 152 in Rochester, New York when he takes on former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bethe Correia says fans were ‘begging’ her to come back: ‘The division needs me’

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — It’s been a while since Bethe Correia entered the Octagon. The bantamweight, who once challenged Ronda Rousey for the UFC championship, is set make her return at Saturday night’s UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, against Irene Aldana — and that match-up alone has been in the making for […]

Augusto Sakai: Daniel Cormier’s retirement will be ‘good’ for the heavyweight division

The next few months might bring big changes to the UFC’s heavyweight division, as 40-year-old champion Daniel Cormier could put his title on the line against Brock Lesnar and then step away from the sport. And up-and-comer Brazilian talent Augusto Sakai believes Cormier’s absence would be beneficial for the heavyweights. ”I saw that they might […]

Fiziev To Let Everyone Know There’s A Name In The Division

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Wilson Reis Believes The UFC Will End The Flyweight Division By July

Wilson Reis returns to the Octagon this weekend at UFC 236 in Atlanta, Georgia when he takes on fellow flyweight Alexandre Pantoja on the ESPN preliminary card. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Wilson Reis ‘praying that the UFC keeps the flyweight division’ ahead of UFC 236

Like many Brazilian fighters, Wilson Reis isn’t a fan of facing his countrymen, but with the UFC’s flyweight division seemingly in peril, the veteran isn’t getting picky with his opponents. “My next bout is against Alexandre Pantoja, who’s also from Brazil,” Reis told MMA Junkie in his native Portuguese. “He’s also well-ranked. Generally, Brazilians don’t […]

Perez’ Goal Unchanged Regardless of Division

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Jussier Formiga: Henry Cejudo’s move is about money, ‘a true champion fights in their division’

NASVHILLE – As Jussier Formiga stood in front of reporters backstage after a win over fellow contender and countryman Deiveson Figueiredo, he was confident he had earned his chance to finally fight for the UFC’s flyweight title. “I think it’s my turn, I’m the No. 1 contender,” Formiga said in his native Portuguese, minutes after calling […]

Curtis Blaydes plans to ‘Khabib his way’ through heavyweight division after UFC Nashville win

Curtis Blaydes talks about his win over Justin Willis at UFC Nashville, the animosity between the fighters, and calls out former champions Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Pedro Munhoz calls for title fight over Cejudo: ‘Literally have two guys from the same division fight’

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — T.J. Dillashaw’s stunning departure from the bantamweight title picture has left a void atop the UFC’s 135-pound division, and top-ranked Pedro Munhoz is ready to fill it. A winner of seven of his last eight fights, Munhoz scored the biggest victory of his career earlier this month when he knocked out […]

PFL Introduces Women’s Lightweight Division

On the heels of their regular season schedule release yesterday, the Professional Fighters League has revealed the lineup of their women’s lightweight tournament roster. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Owen Roddy protege Ryan Curtis understands UFC’s downsizing of flyweight division

DUBLIN — Owen Roddy protege Ryan Curtis discussed his upcoming Bellator debut, how the UFC’s downsizing of the flyweight division has changed his outlook, why he understands what the UFC are doing with the bracket, his passionate north Dublin support and family’s famed fighting legacy. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Daily Debate: Which UFC division would benefit most from a tournament?

Bellator got its start based around the tournament format carried out over seasons. More recently, under Scott Coker’s leadership, Bellator has brought the grand prix tournament back to the forefront with eight-man fields spread out over roughly a year. The promotion’s heavyweight tournament wrapped up in January, and a welterweight tourney is ongoing. This past […]

James Vick says a lot of UFC fighters are ‘optimistic’ about possibility of 165-pound division

PHOENIX — At UFC Phoenix open workouts, James Vick discusses his loss to Justin Gaethje, what a fight with Paul Felder does for him, whether he’d consider fighting at welterweight, the possibility of a 165-pound division and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Alex Volkanovski denies ‘rubbish’ notion UFC champ Max Holloway has cleaned out division

MELBOURNE, Australia – Alex Volkanovski believes UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway still has more work to do before he can seriously consider changing weight classes. Volkanovski (19-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC), a top contender who is coming off a knockout victory over former multi-time title challenger Chad Mendes, is making a charge toward the 145-pound title with […]

A roadmap to untangling the UFC’s lightweight division in five (not-so) easy steps

For weeks, we waited for the kind of clarity that could only come from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It was a ruling from that august body, according to UFC President Dana White, that would help him decide the next steps in a lightweight division so choked with talent that it can barely breathe. Now […]

UFC’s bantamweight division could get even blurrier after Raphael Assunção vs. Marlon Moraes 2

In commissioning T.J. Dillashaw to carry out the execution of the flyweight division, the UFC — somewhat carelessly — left its bantamweight contenders in a bottleneck situation at the top. Making matters worse, Dillashaw freaking went out and lost to Henry Cejudo in Brooklyn, meaning he didn’t so much shut things down at 125 as […]

After UFC 235 press conference fireworks, welterweight division seems hot again

Maybe it is due to Dana White’s constant aspersions of his welterweight champion Tyron Woodley that the 170-pound class hasn’t quite seemed to be the glamour division it used to be under longtime ex-champ Georges St-Pierre. In reality, the collection is about as interesting as it’s been in the last decade. As we learned at […]

Joseph Benavidez Believes UFC Flyweight Division has ‘New Life,’ Wants Title Shot Next

Joseph Benavidez has edged closer to a third crack at the Ultimate Fighting Championship 125-pound belt with his victory over Dustin Ortiz on Saturday night, and he’s keen on the chances of there still being a belt for him to fight for. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Joseph Benavidez says ‘brilliance’ of Demetrious Johnson might have ‘crippled’ UFC flyweight division

NEW YORK — After his win at UFC Brooklyn, Joseph Benavidez discusses his victory over Dustin Ortiz, the future of the flyweight division, why he thinks he should get the next 125-pound title shot, Demetrious Johnson and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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