UFC Phoenix results: Andrea Lee outpoints Ashlee Evans-Smith in flyweight bout

Andrea Lee was back to doing what she loves, and it showed. The UFC flyweight from Texas was unfortunately in the headlines over the past several months due to an alleged domestic violence incident by her husband. Sunday, though, the fighter returned to action and looked sharp. Lee used high-energy output to outpace a game […]

Vanessa Porto Captures Invicta Flyweight Title After Errant Eye Poke from Pearl Gonzalez

The Invicta Fighting Championships flyweight title that was left open last July when Jennifer Maia bolted for the UFC is vacant no more. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Invicta 34 Weigh-In Results: All Flyweight Competitors on Target; Kolesnyk, Logan Heavy

The battle for flyweight gold inside Invicta Fighting Championships will begin anew at Invicta FC 34, where two women face off for the vacant belt and four others compete in the organization’s first tournament to decide the next challenger. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Flyweight Dustin Ortiz Confirms Free-Agent Status Following Loss at UFC Brooklyn

Dustin Ortiz wasn’t released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but he has parted ways with the Las Vegas-based promotion after completing his contract. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Kai Kara-France: I want to fight the big names at flyweight – the ones left

MELBOURNE, Australia – Flyweight Kai Kara-France saw a familiar face at the media day for this past Saturday’s UFC 234. Henry Cejudo (14-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) was there as a guest fighter for the pay-per-view event in Melbourne, Australia, and the two had a reunion after the flyweight champ’s coaching stint on “The Ultimate Fighter […]

Adriano Moraes Takes Flyweight Crown at One Championship: Hero’s Ascent

One Championship successfully made its first appearance in 2019 in the Philippines with One Championship: Hero’s Ascent, which went down at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane to Defend Flyweight Title vs. Veta Arteaga at Bellator Event on April 27

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane will attempt to defend her women’s flyweight crown for a third time when she faces Veta Arteaga at a Bellator event on April 27. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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

Dana White: Jessica Eye Likely Next Challenger for Flyweight Queen Valentina Shevchenko

The UFC women’s flyweight division is still a work-in-progress, but it appears the promotion has its next challenger lined up for reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White: Jessica Eye to challenge Valentina Shevchenko for flyweight title

UFC president Dana White may have lauded Joanne Calderwood’s one-sided win over former KSW champion and promotional newcomer, Ariane Lipski, in the wake of UFC Brooklyn, but concluded Jessica Eye will be Valentina Shevchenko’s first assignment as flyweight champion. Speaking at the post-fight press conference, White praised Calderwood’s third win in as many tests in […]

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

The five biggest takeaways from the UFC’s ESPN debut – including Henry Cejudo’s flyweight sales pitch

What really mattered at UFC on ESPN+ 1 in Brooklyn on Saturday night? Here are a few things … 1. Cejudo makes a great sales pitch, but is anyone buying? In the days before this main event, UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo did his best to get some clarity on the stakes of his first […]

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 […]

T.J. Dillashaw makes weight for UFC flyweight title fight against Henry Cejudo

A good part of the biggest storyline heading into UFC Brooklyn has been put to rest. UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw successfully made weight Friday morning for his flyweight title challenge against 125-pound champ Henry Cejudo. Dillashaw came in at 124.6 pounds and was the first fighter to weigh-in, right at 9 a.m. local time […]

Report: Jussier Formiga-Deiveson Figueiredo Flyweight Matchup Added to UFC Nashville

The flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship is not quite finished yet, as the promotion is looking to book a pivotal matchup in the division between Jussier da Silva and Deiveson Figueiredo. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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

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

Vanessa Porto, Pearl Gonzalez to Vie for Vacant Flyweight Crown at Invicta FC 34 on Feb. 15

Vanessa Porto will face Pearl Gonzalez for the vacant flyweight title in the Invicta FC 34 headliner on Feb. 15. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Flyweight Jennifer Maia Accepts 6-Month Suspension Due to Contaminated Supplement

UFC women’s flyweight Jennifer Maia has accepted a six-month suspension from USADA due to a positive drug test that resulted from a contaminated supplement. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

T.J. Dillashaw at flyweight: The ‘most intricately executed’ weight cut in MMA history

Gallery Photos: Best of T.J. Dillashaw view 113 images Sam Calavitta is the mind behind T.J. Dillashaw’s first cut to flyweight for Saturday’s title fight with Henry Cejudo at UFC on ESPN+ 1. He was the originator of the idea of moving the bantamweight champ down in weight to pursue a second belt, but it […]

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