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

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

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

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

Romanian Flyweight Diana Belbita Signs Contract with UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is expanding its number of athletes coming from Romania. View full post on Recent News on

Demetrious Johnson: Henry Cejudo ‘Doing a Great Job’ as UFC Flyweight Champion

Demetrious Johnson’s name will always be synonymous with the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s flyweight division, even as he writes the final chapters of his career in the Singapore-based One Championship organization. View full post on Recent News on

UFC flyweight Poliana Botelho ‘evolving’ as a fighter with no 42-pound weight cut

UFC 236 will represent a fresh, new start for Brazilian fighter Poliana Botelho. The Nova Uniao prospect signed with the UFC in 2016 after racking up a 5-1 record on the Brazilian circuit as a flyweight, but had to cut an extra 10 pounds to compete int he Octagon since the promotion had no 125-pound […]

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

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 […]

Meet top women’s flyweight prospect Sabina Mazo ahead of her UFC Philadelphia debut

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Take a look inside the training camp of top women’s flyweight prospect Sabina Mazo at Kings MMA. Mazo makes her UFC debut against Maryna Moroz at UFC Philadelphia on Saturday. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Joanne Calderwood thinks win over Katlyn Chookagian will earn her UFC women’s flyweight title shot

LONDON — Backstage at UFC London, Joanne Calderwood believes another win at 125 will lead to a title shot, discusses adding muscle to her body to compete at the heavier weight class, sharing a stage with Ben Askren at the London Q and A and her growing confidence with media. View full post on MMA […]

Charlie Edwards Shuts Out Angel Moreno, Retains WBC Flyweight Crown

Some were expecting the featured bout on DAZN’s boxing outlet on Saturday to be an entertaining, if not competitive one. But inside Copper Box Arena in London, England, Charlie Edwards made sure neither came true. View full post on Recent News on

Charlie Edwards, Angel Moreno on Weight for WBC Flyweight Title Scrum

The WBC flyweight championship between Charlie Edwards and Angel Moreno is officially on as both fighters made weight Friday afternoon. View full post on Recent News on

Pancrase champion Senzo Ikeda steps in to fight Danny Kingad in ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal

Senzo Ikeda is joining the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix. A champion in Japan’s Pancrase promotion, Ikeda will now be part of ONE’s upcoming eight-man tournament to crown a top contender at 125 pounds as he steps in for an injured Andrew Leone to fight Danny Kingad (11-1) in a quarterfinal bout at ONE Championship: […]

Senzo Ikeda Joins One Championship Flyweight Tourney Field After Andrew Leone Injury

One Championship’s upcoming flyweight tournament has undergone a change after Andrew Leone had to withdraw from the bracket due to injury. View full post on Recent News on

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

ONE reveals bracket for Flyweight World Grand Prix, featuring Demetrious Johnson

The ONE Championship Flyweight World Grand Prix bracket is set. Announced Wednesday, the eight-man tournament will see former UFC champion and top pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson (27-3-1) face Yuya Wakamatsu (10-3) in the opening round at ONE: A New Era in Tokyo on March 31. See the full Grand Prix bracket graphic below: Also in […]

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