UFC Flyweights: Benavidez, McCall, Johnson, and Urushitani Will Bring the Heat

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UFC Flyweights: Benavidez, McCall, Johnson, and Urushitani Will Bring the Heat
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Benavidez at the World MMA Awards.

UFC President Dana White last night announced the arrival of the flyweight division.

A four-man tournament kicks off the division at UFC on FX 2 on March 3 of next year.

Two of the sport's top-ranked bantamweights will drop a weight class in hopes of claiming the promotion's inaugural 125-pound championship.

In the tourney's first two matches, Joseph Benavidez (15-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) meets organizational newcomer Yasuhiro Urushitani (19-4-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and Demetrious Johnson (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) faces Ian McCall (11-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

UFC on FX 2 is expected to place on Sunday, March 4, which allows it to air in the United States on Saturday, March 3 because of time differences.

While it remains to be seen who joins the aforementioned fighters in the UFC's newest division, one thing is certain and it's the fact that they won't lack talent or excitement.

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