The UFC has started to inform fighters of its plan to dissolve the men’s flyweight division, according to.
, which noted the division could be completely extinct by the end of 2018, first reported the move.
At least two members of the 125-pound class – Jose Torres and Jarred Brooks – revealed on Wednesday that the UFC is releasing them with fights still left on their contracts.
UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo is expected to move up to the bantamweight division and face titleholder T.J. Dillashaw for his belt early next year.
The flyweight division was introduced in 2012. Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson held the flyweight title from its inception up until his loss to Cejudo at UFC 227 in August. Johnson was recently traded from the UFC to ONE Championship for welterweight Ben Askren.
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