Coach: Sergio Pettis targeting San Francisco card, return to flyweight

Sergio Pettis | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Follow the bouncing Sergio Pettis. With the status of the UFC’s flyweight division being so uncertain for the last year, it made a lot of sense for Pettis to return to the bantamweight division for his last bout at UFC on FOX 31, even if it was clear […]

Amanda Cooper Signs with Invicta FC, Expected to Compete in Flyweight Tournament

Six-time Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Amanda Cooper has signed with Invicta FC to compete in the promotion’s upcoming flyweight tournament. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White Targets Flyweight Title Defense, Joseph Benavidez Next for Henry Cejudo

While it will still be months before any kind of real decision is made regarding Henry Cejudo’s next opponent, UFC president Dana White seems to have someone in mind for the two-division champion. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: UFC Brings Back Flyweight Brandon Moreno

The Ultimate Fighting Championship just can’t seem to make up its mind about the flyweight division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Jussier Formiga not convinced UFC will shut down the flyweight division

No one really knows what’s at stake for Jussier Formiga and Joseph Benavidez when they rematch at Saturday night’s UFC Minneapolis, but the Brazilian refuses to imagine a future without flyweights in the Octagon. The company has slowly released one flyweight after another in the past several months, and even though UFC president Dana White […]

Despite UFC flyweight exodus, Scott Coker says Bellator not interested in division

Over the past few months, notable UFC flyweights, from former title challengers John Moraga and Wilson Reis to contenders Brandon Moreno, Dustin Ortiz, and Matheus Nicolau, have all been released from the promotion. Will the top-ranked flyweights aggregate under another banner? Time tell, but don’t expect Bellator to addd men’s flyweights to their roster any […]

Shevchenko Open to All Challengers for Flyweight Title, ‘But Nobody Will Take It Away from Me’

Valentina Shevchenko has always been a terrific striker in MMA due to her championship-level muay Thai background, but she never showed off crushing knockout power until Saturday night. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White Credits Henry Cejudo, Says Male Flyweight Division to Remain in UFC

Winning the vacant bantamweight crown seemingly cleared the way for Henry Cejudo to exit the flyweight division and pursue a title reign in a new division. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

LFA 69 video highlights: UFC vet Brandon Moreno claims flyweight gold with TKO

LFA 69 took place Friday night at Morongo Outdoor Pavillion in Cabazon, Calif., where a new flyweight champion was crowned. In the main event, former UFC fighter Brandon Moreno (15-5) put on an impressive performance against Maikel Perez (6-2) before finding a finish in the fourth round to claim the LFA 125-pound title. It’s a […]

UFC Vet Brandon Moreno Knocks Out Maikel Perez, Claims Flyweight Title at LFA 69

The Legacy Fighting Alliance on Friday stopped in Cabazon, California, with LFA 69 at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Invicta FC 35 Results: Karina Rodriguez wins flyweight tourney, set to face champ Vanessa Porto

A new title challenger emerged from Invicta FC 35 on Friday night. Karina Rodriguez defeated DeAnna Bennett in the main event of the card, which took place at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas, winning the Invicta FC flyweight tournament and earning a shot at the champ Vanesa Porto. The bout started very even, […]

UFC Flyweight Andrea Lee’s Husband Arrested in Texas

Don’t mess with Texas. UFC flyweight Andrea Lee‘s husband Donny Aaron has been arrested in Texas after a nine-month search. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Undefeated flyweight Juliana Velasquez returns against Kristina Williams at Bellator 224

A flyweight showdown between Juliana Velasquez and Kristina Williams has been added to Bellator 224 in Thackerville on July 12, promotion officials told MMA Fighting following a report by The Score. Velasquez is a former member of the Brazilian judo team who holds a perfect 8-0 record since making a transition to mixed martial arts […]

Viviane Araujo moves down to flyweight, meets Alexis Davis at UFC 240

Fresh off an impressive win in her Octagon debut, former Pancrase strawweight champion Viviane Araujo won’t return to her original weight class just yet. Araujo, who stopped Talita Bernardo in a bantamweight bout at UFC 237 on May 11, is set to face Alexis Davis in a flyweight contest at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Canada, […]

Bellator signs ‘Pitbull brothers’ flyweight Ilara Joanne

A new member of the “Pitbull Brothers” team is on her way to the Bellator cage. Bellator officials told MMA Junkie on Friday that 24-year-old Ilara Joanne has been signed to the promotion. Joanne will compete in the flyweight division, currently ruled by champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, and is expected to make her promotional debut later […]

DeAnna Bennett-Karina Rodriguez Flyweight Tournament Final Tops Invicta FC 35 Card

A flyweight tournament final pitting DeAnna Bennett against Karina Rodriguez will serve as the headliner for Invicta FC 35. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Veteran Brandon Moreno to Meet Maikel Perez for Flyweight Title in LFA 69 Headliner

Former UFC flyweight Brandon Moreno will challenge for the flyweight belt when he faces reigning champion Maikel Perez in the Legacy Fighting Alliance 69 main event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Brandon Moreno signs with LFA, set to challenge for flyweight title in June

Brandon Moreno’s next fight is going to be for a world title. The former UFC flyweight contender signed a multi-fight contract with LFA on Wednesday night. Now he’s set to make his promotional debut on June 7 at LFA 69, when he challenges champ Maikel Perez for the flyweight title. Moreno recently spoke to MMA […]

Estrada Edges Rungvisai to Capture WBC Super Flyweight Championship

After losing a bid for the WBC super flyweight title to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai via majority decision a year ago, Mexico’s Juan Francisco Estrada can finally call himself champion again. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada on Weight for Super Flyweight Rematch

WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada have made weight and are ready to put on another barnburner. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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