If you watched yesterday’s UFC 140 post-fight press conference you heard it from UFC president Dana White himself. UFC flyweights (125 lbs.) have been added to the roster and it will be kicked off with a four-man tournament.
The first 125 lb. fight will take place between Demetrious Johnson vs Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez vs Yasuhiro Urushitani at UFC on FX 2 on March 3 live from Sydney, Australia. Winners will face-off for the first ever flyweight title.
Here is the UFC on FX card as of now.
Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall (flyweight tourney semifinal)
Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (flyweight tourney semifinal)
Eddie Wineland vs. (coming soon)