UFC Announces Four-Man Flyweight Tournament

Written by Tom Ngo
December 10th, 2011

UFC Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson

As UFC president Dana White promised, the organization officially added the flyweight division to their roster on Saturday. However, White upped the ante by announcing a four-man tournament will determine the weight class’ first king.

Ian McCall, considered by many as the world’s top 125-pounder, has just been inked by the planet’s premier MMA promotion and will enter the tourney. McCall will be joined by Yasuhiro Urushitani and former bantamweight top contenders Demetrious Johnson (Pictured), Joseph Benavidez.

The winners will meet at a later date to determine who will be the first to don UFC flyweight gold.

The festivities begin March 3rd when the Octagon hosts their second show on FX. No word on which venue will host the event.

Here are the athletes expected to appear in the show:

Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani

Ian McCall vs. Demetrious Johnson

Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann

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