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

Nobody’s more curious about the fate of the flyweight division than Joseph Benavidez

NEW YORK – With the uncertainty surrounding the UFC’s flyweight in 2019, some people find themselves more in the dark than others as to what happens after Saturday night. If Henry Cejudo beats T.J. Dillashaw in the main event in Brooklyn, does the UFC keep the division open and begin channeling traffic through its Olympic […]

Joseph Benavidez questions friendship with T.J. Dillashaw following Dillashaw’s flyweight division comments

NEW YORK — At UFC Brooklyn media day, Joseph Benavidez discusses being the potential backup fighter for the flyweight title main event, his style of fashion and Dapper Scrappers blog, Dillashaw not caring about the future of the flyweight division and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

‘Cris Cyborg’ Prepared To Leave UFC if Featherweight Division is Eliminated

Cristiane Justino, better known as “Cris Cyborg,” has suggested she may be forced to leave the Ultimate Fighting Championship if the promotion decides to remove the women’s featherweight division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

T.J. Dillashaw says ‘I don’t really care’ about future of UFC flyweight division

NEW YORK — At UFC Brooklyn open workouts, T.J. Dillashaw discusses his weight cut, how his performance might be affected by moving down to flyweight, Cejudo turning down a fight at bantamweight, what could be next after this title shot and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

‘New kid on the block’: Dominick Reyes emerges as force in UFC’s stale light heavyweight division

For years the UFC’s light heavyweight division has been a cast of familiar names ranging from twilight idols to dominant forces, with very few new contenders to speak of. But after Dominick Reyes took out Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 229 in October, there was a shake up in the ranks. Reyes was within fractions […]

Megan Anderson: Cyborg’s Loss is Good For The Featherweight Division

Megan Anderson believes Amanda Nunes’ clinical KO victory over Cristiane Justino — better known as “Cris Cyborg” — is a positive sign for the future of the 145-pound division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Mackenzie Dern forgoes move to flyweight division, will remain at strawweight

It’s no secret Mackenzie Dern struggles to cut down the strawweight limit of 115 pounds. After missing weight three times in her young career, one would assume a jump up to the flyweight division was the next step. But on Wednesday afternoon, MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report from ESPN that Dern would not be […]

Megan Anderson believes Cris Cyborg’s ‘invincibility’ made fighters leave the featherweight division

Megan Anderson has a theory as to why the women’s featherweight division has struggled to develop a roster at the highest levels of mixed martial arts. It’s no secret that there isn’t a lot of well-known female talent regularly competing at 145 pounds. Even in Invicta FC, the all-women promotion that Anderson was once a […]

UFC 232’s Megan Anderson more upset about state of featherweight division than event relocation

LOS ANGELES – Megan Anderson has a rather chill personality, so when the news came to her that UFC 232 was going to be relocated from Nevada to California on just six days’ notice, she took the situation in stride. It was some news that came shortly after that which caused a greater reaction of frustration […]

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 […]

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