Holloway Continues Run Atop Division

Recap the action from the UFC 231 main event, where Max Holloway retained the featherweight belt against Brian Ortega, Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Julianna Peña eyes 2019 return to UFC: ‘I can’t wait to get back in the division and join them’

It’s been almost two years since fight fans saw Julianna Pena make the walk to the Octagon. Peña (8-3), the Season 18 winner of The Ultimate Fighter, has not competed since her submission loss to former bantamweight turned flyweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko in January 2017. This setback not only snapped her four-fight win streak […]

At home in new division, Raoni Barcelos believes he’s coming in to be UFC bantamweight champ

Gallery Raoni Barcelos def. Chris Gutierrez at TUF 28 Finale: Best photos view 6 images LAS VEGAS – Raoni Barcelos had suffered his share of cuts and bruises in fights before, but nothing quite like the gash that Chris Gutierrez’s elbow opened above his right eye at this past Friday’s Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale. Speaking […]

After Bellator 210 win, Juan Archuleta plans drop to 135 – but ready for title shot in any division

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Juan Archuleta is no stranger to fighting in multiple weight classes. After all, he won titles for King of the Cage in four separate divisions. (You read that right: Four. Separate. Divisions.) This past Saturday, Archuleta (20-1 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) outworked a tough Jeremy Spoon (21-5 MMA, 2-3 BMMA) for a unanimous […]

Antonina Shevchenko ready to start climb to top of UFC’s flyweight division after TUF 28 Finale win

Gallery Antonina Shevchenko def. Ji Yeon Kim at TUF Finale 28: Best photos view 5 images LAS VEGAS – Now that she’s got a first official UFC win under her belt, Antonina Shevchenko is ready to set her sights on the women’s flyweight title. And she’s ready to do that even though she knows by this […]

Francis Ngannou Realistic About Standing in Heavyweight Division After UFC Beijing Win

Francis Ngannou went from being “The Next Big Thing” in the UFC to being labeled a bust in just a few short fights. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Argentina fighters discuss potential elimination of UFC flyweight division

BUENOS AIRES — At UFC Argentina media day, fighters from the card discussing the potential elimination of the UFC’s flyweight division. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

T.J. Dillashaw Boasts of ‘Killing’ UFC Flyweight Division; Henry Cejudo Hints At Free Agency

Next January’s Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title fight between champion Henry Cejudo and his bantamweight challenger T.J. Dillashaw could be the last of its kind. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

T.J. Dillashaw says he’s being sent to ‘kill’ the flyweight division, but what happens if he aims and misses?

What in the world is going on with the UFC’s men’s flyweight division?Here’s the situation as it stands now, as near as we can piece it together from various public statements. According to UFC President Dana White, the company is “working on some things right now” with the 125-pound weight class. What kinds of things? […]

Morning Report: T.J. Dillashaw: ‘The UFC is paying me ‘a f*ck-load of money to move down and kill the 125-pound division’

Last week, rumors began circulating that, with the departure of former champion Demetrious Johnson, the UFC intended to shutter the 125-pound division by next spring. Multiple UFC flyweights corroborated this rumor, announcing that they had been released by the organization, ostensibly due to the impending removal of the division. Now, the UFC bantamweight champion has […]

Dana White Offers Little Clarity on Future of UFC’s Flyweight Division

The demise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight division appears to be imminent, as the promotion has begun cutting ties with some its 125-pound talent. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White sidesteps specifics on future of UFC flyweight division

UFC President Dana White won’t say the flyweight division is done. Asked about the fate of the weight class, White said the promotion is “working on some things right now” and indicated an upcoming superfight between flyweight champ Henry Cejudo (13-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw (16-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) is merely […]

Conor McGregor Urges One Championship To Sign The UFC’s 125-Pound Division

With the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the process of apparently dismantling its flyweight division in the wake of longtime champion Demetrious Johnson being released to sign with One Championship, one perhaps unexpected voice has spoken up. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Daily Debate results: Why do you think the UFC’s flyweight division has struggled?

Gallery Henry Cejudo def. Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227: Best photos view 14 images By now you’ve almost certainly heard the UFC’s flyweight division’s days are numbered. The promotion hasn’t made an official announcement yet, but when former long-reigning 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson decided to bail for ONE Championship, the writing was on the wall. […]

Twitter, outraged UFC fighters react to looming dissolution of flyweight division

Gallery Photos: Best of Demetrious Johnson view 20 images The writing appears to be on the wall for the UFC flyweight division. The promotion is scaling back its roster of 125-pound men’s fighters, seemingly setting the stage for the eventual dissolution of the weight class. After long-time champion Demetrious Johnson was “traded” to ONE Championship, […]

UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo fires back at Conor McGregor’s remarks about his division

Henry Cejudo is the UFC’s flyweight champion. And he apparently does not appreciate Conor McGregor commenting on his division. Cejudo fired back at McGregor on social media Thursday night, tweeting to the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion: “Don’t worry about the flyweight division.” McGregor tweeted earlier Thursday, blaming ONE Championship for the UFC’s possible […]

The UFC’s flyweight division was fun while it lasted

Early on, when the flyweight division was first introduced to the UFC in 2012, it felt like the ultimate gesture to Joseph Benavidez — the promotion’s most glaringly miscast bantamweight. The UFC created a miniature four-man tournament that kicked off at an UFC on FX card down in Australia, pairing Benavidez — who at that […]

Jose Torres Announces UFC Release, Hints at Removal of Flyweight Division

Jose Torres has been released from his Ultimate Fighting Championship contract, which he hinted is a sign of the demise of the promotion’s flyweight division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Katlyn Chookagian discusses standing in UFC women’s flyweight division, teammate Sijara Eubanks

NEW YORK — At a media scrum at UFC 230, Katlyn Chookagian discusses her upcoming fight with Jessica Eye, where she believes a win would put her in the division, Cardi B vs. Nicki Minaj, being teammates with fellow contender Sijara Eubanks and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Henry Cejudo Believes The UFC Is Likely Done With The Flyweight Division

Henry Cejudo became only the second man ever to hold the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight belt after beating the record-setting former champ Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 back in August. Now Cejudo may not get a chance to actually defend the belt, with strong rumors suggesting the UFC will be scrapping the 125-pound division in […]

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