UFC NEWS – UFC Announces Debut Of 125 Pound Flyweight Division: Title Eliminator Tournament Scheduled
As we expected, UFC president, Dana White announced during this evenings UFC 140 post-fight press conference that the first two 125 pound fights have been booked for March third of 2012.
The announcement marks a new era for the UFC and a new weight class giving fighters like Joseph Benavidez and “Might Mouse” Johnson a more suitable division to compete in.
Demetrious Johnson will square off with Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez will take on Japanese flyweight standout Yasuhiro Urushitani and the winners will face each other for the first ever UFC flyweight title.
March 3 is the date of the yet to be made official UFC on FX 2 fight card. The evenings headliner is expected to be a welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves, although at this point in time it is too early to be certain.