UFC To Unveil Flyweight Division In The Near-Future, Possibly By Year’s End
The UFC president also revealed today that the promotion will unveil a flyweight division in the near-future, possibly even by year’s end. While the promotion is currently in talks to acquire new flyweight talent, two names in particular jump out as likely candidates for the new, 125-pound division.
Two of the UFC’s smaller bantamweights, both Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson have long been rumored as candidates for a potential cut to flyweight if such an opportunity existed, though nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
While the promotion will begin to promote 125-pound affairs in the near-future, While also asserted that it will take time to build the division and eventually crown a UFC flyweight champion.