Flyweights Tyson Nam, Ryan Benoit Booked for UFC Matchup on June 13

A flyweight showdown between Tyson Nam and Ryan Benoit is in the works for UFC Fight Night 172 on June 13. View full post on Recent News on

Flyweights Jussier Formiga, Alex Perez to Meet at UFC 250 on June 6

Jussier Formiga will lock horns with Alex Perez in a flyweight contest at UFC 250. View full post on Recent News on

10 flyweights you can expect to see on Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 4

Dana White’s Contender Series has become a focal point for fighters on the regional scene. Since its inception in 2017, the UFC Fight Pass-turned-ESPN+ summer original removed some of the guesswork for up-and-comers trying to make it big. With UFC president Dana White and matchmakers Mick Maynard and Sean Shelby cageside, the stakes are high. […]

Video: Askar Askarov ready for top-5 flyweights after Tim Elliott win

LAS VEGAS – Following his decision win over onetime title contender Tim Elliott, Askar Askarov was delighted to silence critics in his second octagon bout, which followed a draw in his UFC debut. Askarov claimed he’s ready for top-tier opposition. The Russian’s coach also shed light on how Askarov interacts with his corner as a […]

Video: Brandon Moreno credits dual UFC champ Henry Cejudo for saving flyweights

MEXICO CITY – UFC flyweight Brandon Moreno assesses his opponent Askar Askarov, the state of the 125-pound division, and the growth of MMA in Mexico. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Flyweights Deiveson Figueiredo, Tim Elliott to Clash at UFC Fight Night 161 on Oct. 12

The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to book more flyweight fights, as Deiveson Figueiredo will take on Tim Elliott on Oct. 12. View full post on Recent News on

MMA Junkie’s ‘Fight of the Month’ for July: The flyweights deliver again

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best fights from July 2019: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s “Fight of the Month” award for July. At the bottom of the post, let us know if we got it right by […]

Matt Schnell on Fellow UFC Flyweights: ‘I Can Finish All These Guys’

Two years ago, Matt Schnell was the recipient of back-to-back knockout losses and his future inside the Octagon looked bleak. That’s not the case anymore. View full post on Recent News on

Flyweights Poliana Botelho and Maryna Moroz Meet at UFC 241

The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to build its UFC 241 card in August, where flyweights Poliana Botelho and Maryna Moroz will face off. View full post on Recent News on

UFC 240 Update: Flyweights Alexandre Pantoja, Deiveson Figueiredo to Clash in Edmonton

A flyweight clash pitting Alexandre Pantoja against Deiveson Figueiredo has been added to the UFC 240 lineup. View full post on Recent News on

Brazilian flyweights Rogerio Bontorin, Raulian Paiva set to meet at UFC Uruguay

A flyweight contest between Rogério Bontorin and Raulian Paiva is the first addition to UFC’s debut card in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Aug. 10, sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. Bontorin (15-1, 1 no-contest) made the most of his UFC debut in February, defeating Magomed Bibulatov via split decision. The Brazilian talent, who […]

Flyweights Liz Carmouche, Roxanne Modafferi to Meet at UFC San Antonio on July 20

Liz Carmouche will square off against Roxanne Modafferi in a flyweight showdown at UFC San Antonio on July 20. View full post on Recent News on

Trading Shots: If this is it for the UFC’s flyweights, will we miss them when they’re gone?

Is the beginning of UFC on ESPN really the end for the flyweights in the octagon? If so, how will we feel when the 125-pounders are no more? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * * Fowlkes: So here we […]

Axed UFC flyweights Justin Scoggins, Ulka Sasaki head to Japan for Rizin FF 14

Gallery Ulka Sasaki def. Jenel Lausa at UFC Singapore: Best photos view 9 images The seemingly inevitable demise of the UFC flyweight division has led to Rizin FF acquiring some new talent. The promotion today announced that it has signed octagon veterans Justin Scoggins (11-5) and Ulka Sasaki (21-6-2) to compete in separate bouts on […]

Mark De La Rosa says axed UFC flyweights need to ‘stop running their mouths’

DENVER – Mark De La Rosa doesn’t have much sympathy for the flyweight fighters who have recently lost a spot on the UFC roster. De La Rosa (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who defeated Joby Sanchez (11-4 MMA, 1-4 UFC) by split decision on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 139, has bounced between bantamweight and flyweight during […]

Twitter Mailbag: Farewell to the UFC flyweights?

Have we really seen the last of the flyweights in the UFC? Is “Mighty Mouse” already being put to better use in ONE Championship? And what can we expect from the top two bouts at UFC Denver? All that and more in this week’s Twitter Mailbag. To ask a question of your own, tweet to […]

Flyweights Eric Shelton, Joseph Morales to Meet at UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver

A flyweight bout between Eric Shelton and Joseph Morales will complete the UFC Fight Night 139 lineup, promotion officials announced Wednesday. View full post on Recent News on

Flyweights Ben Nguyen, Wilson Reis to Lock Horns at UFC Fight Night in Adelaide

Ben Nguyen will face Wilson Reis in a flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 142 in Adelaide on Dec. 1. View full post on Recent News on

Bellator champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane: UFC women’s flyweights ‘should be thanking me’

TEMECULA, Calif. – Bellator women’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane had a very humble beginning to her mixed martial arts career. But now that she’s a world champion, she’s quickly learning to handle the spotlight. “I was the first women’s flyweight champion crowned, so I am for sure the best flyweight in the world,” Macfarlane told […]

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