UFC Signs Dagestani Flyweight Prospect Tagir Ulanbekov

Flyweight prospect Tagir Ulanbekov has signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Report: Deiveson Figueiredo to Rematch Joseph Benavidez for the Flyweight Belt on July 18

The vacant Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight throne will be up for grabs this summer. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Tim Elliott to Face LFA Flyweight Champ Brandon Royval at May 30 UFC Event

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title contender Tim Elliott will welcome Legacy Fighting Alliance flyweight champion Brandon Royval to the UFC at the promotions planned event on May 30. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Joseph Benavidez stopped paying attention to Henry Cejudo any time he talks about the flyweight division  

Joseph Benavidez hasn’t fought since winning his flyweight tournament semifinal this past March (Esther Lin, MMA Fighting). Joseph Benavidez has a lot of shared history with Henry Cejudo, but he’s stopped paying to the former flyweight champion whenever he brings up the 125-pound division. After waiting for Cejudo to decide whether or not he was […]

Henry Cejudo warns ‘Cody Garbage’ about potential flyweight move

Henry Cejudo says Cody Garbrandt can’t avoid a fight with him, even if he leaves the bantamweight division to move down to flyweight. Garbrandt (11-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC), the former UFC champ at 135 pounds, which is now held by Cejudo (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC), revealed on Saturday that he intends to drop a weight […]

Cody Garbrandt Plans on Moving Down in Weight to ‘Really Save the Flyweight Division’

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt sees his future at 125 pounds. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ex-UFC champ Cody Garbrandt planning flyweight drop after final bantamweight stop

Cody Garbrandt claims his future rests in the UFC flyweight division, but he still has a final piece of business to take care of at bantamweight, first. Garbrandt (11-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC), the former UFC champ at 135 pounds, is on a three-fight losing skid dating back to when he dropped the gold in November […]

Where We Stand: Flyweight Division

Uncommon circumstances led to the flyweight division’s crown remaining unclaimed, but not without contenders. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Brandon Moreno’s upgrade to ‘Brandon Moreno 2.0’ turned around the flyweight contender’s fortunes

Brandon Moreno | Jason da Silva-USA TODAY Sports Don’t let your eyes fool you – you only thought you saw Brandon Moreno fight in Brazil. Sure, the fighter who stepped into the cage to fight Jussier Formiga at UFC Brasilia looked distinctly familiar. There was the “McLovin” hair cut, but gone was the boyish smile. […]

UFC Flyweight Paige VanZant Ready to Return to Training After Cast Removal

Paige VanZant appears ready to return to action after multiple arm surgeries have kept the UFC flyweight sidelined since January 2019. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Where We Stand: Women’s Flyweight Division

With Valentina Shevchenko in dominant form, the biggest question is: Who will present her toughest challenge? Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Flyweight Alex Perez Still Preparing Like UFC San Diego Will Happen as Planned

While Dana White has insisted that the Ultimate Fighting Championship schedule will resume with UFC 249 on April 18, there are no guarantees as to when the Las Vegas-based promotion will be back in business due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus pandemic. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Brandon Moreno hopes win over Jussier Formiga puts him in vacant flyweight title picture

Brandon Moreno beat Jussier Formiga with a unanimous decision Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 28 in Brasilia, Brazil. Take a look inside the fight with Moreno, who is undefeated in his past four fights. Result: Brandon Moreno def. Jussier Formiga via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Updated records: Moreno […]

Brandon Moreno ‘Would Love’ Next UFC Fight to Be Flyweight Title Shot

Brandon Moreno seems to have gotten into a rhythm lately as he’s been on a hot streak of performances that have shown his grit, determination and skill. Saturday was no different. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Alexa Grasso Moves Up to Flyweight to Take on Ji Yeon Kim at UFC Austin

A callout can get you far these days in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, even if it means targeting a fighter in a different weight class. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator 243 Goes Down on May 29 With Liz Carmouche-Mandy Bohm Flyweight Headliner

Bellator MMA is returning to California in May with a high-stakes flyweight matchup in the main event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White Leaning Toward Figueiredo-Benavidez Flyweight Title Rematch

Dana White wants to see Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez run it back. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 27: Sorting out the flyweight mess and more

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 27 in Norfolk, Va.? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * 1. The flyweight mess The UFC flyweight division endured its worst-case scenario with Deiveson Figueiredo (18-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) stopping Joseph Benavidez (28-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) with strikes in the second round […]

Cortney Casey welcomes Lara Procopio to flyweight at UFC San Diego

Cortney Casey will have her first 2020 fight in the spring. The UFC veteran welcomes Brazil’s Lara Procopio to the flyweight division at UFC San Diego on May 16. The news was first reported by Combate on Saturday. Casey (8-7 MMA, 4-6 UFC) last fought in February 2019 where she suffered a decision loss to […]

Deiveson Figueiredo demolishes Joseph Benavidez by KO, flyweight title remains vacant

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The worst case scenario for the UFC flyweight division just unfolded. After failing to make weight on Friday thus voiding his chance to become 125-pound champion, Deiveson Figueiredo ultimately finished Joseph Benavidez by second-round TKO following an accidental clash of heads and then a devastating right hand […]

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