Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
A comprehensive list of all UFC roster moves and fight announcements from the flyweight division. - Updated March 17, 2013
This is a list of the fighters currently signed to contract in the UFC's flyweight division. All fighters have been organized by their number of appearances in the UFC. Fighters with the same number of appearances are organized by number of wins, fighters with the same record are organized alphabetically. Each fight record has four categories: wins, losses, draws, and no-contests (NC). All fight records in this article are displayed in that order, with fights resulting in a no-contest listed in parentheses.
World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) was purchased by Zuffa in 2006 and officially merged under the UFC brand on January 1, 2011. In April 2011 Zuffa purchased the Strikeforce organization, and officially folded it into the UFC in January 2013. All former WEC and Strikeforce fighters are marked with an asterisk * and have had their ZUFFA record listed in place of their UFC record, starting with WEC 25 and Strikeforce Challengers 15. These records have been, and will be, continued as former WEC and Strikeforce fighters move on in the UFC.
Fighter weight-class changes are noted with either an upward arrow or a downward arrow next to their names. This applies to fighters who have publicly announced a weight change but have yet to fight, as well as those who, like Anderson Silva, are fighting out of their natural weight class and then immediately returning to their previous one.
"TOTT" stands for "Tale of the Tape", designating the nationality used for each fighter during a UFC broadcast.
Flyweights (125 lb, 56 kg): 13 Fighters
The UFC’s flyweight division is its first truly non-transported weight class since it decided to create a lightweight division all the way back in 2001. At the moment it’s still a work in process, but has featured notable flyweights Demetrious Johnson, Ian McCall, and Yasuhiro Urushitani.
|RK||TotT||Name||Next Fight/Status||Zuffa Record|
|C.||Demetrious Johnson*||John Moraga - UFC on Fox 8||7–2–1|
|4.||John Moraga||Demetrious Johnson - UFC on Fox 8||2–0|
|5.||Jussier da Silva||1–1|
Flyweight Title History
Here's a brief rundown of the UFC's flyweight title history, from it's inception in 2012 up to the present. The inaugural flyweight tournament suffered a bit of a hiccup when Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson fought to an accidental draw in March of 2012, but a rematch set the division back on track and Johnson has steered the course ever since.
def. Joseph Benavidez - UFC 152
|def. John Dodson - UFC on Fox 6|