The Great Flyweight Purge

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  1. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    This thread will keep updated all of the UFC flyweights that are no longer on the roster, starting with the initial loss of former flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson. As the promotion has begun to let fighters in the division go, we will keep track and keep this thread updated as the news comes in. We will also keep track of flyweights that are moving up in weight to stay in the company.

    Henry Cejudo (13-2, 7-2 UFC) - STAYING at Flyweight, facing TJ Dillashaw for FLW Belt at UFC 233
    TJ Dillashaw
    (16-3, 12-3 UFC) - DROPPING to Flyweight, facing Henry Cejudo for FLW Belt at UFC 233, reportedly to "kill the division"


    Released
    Demetrious Johnson
    (27-3-1, 15-2-1 UFC) - Released as part of a "trade" to ONE Championship
    Jose "Shorty" Torres
    (8-1, 1-1 UFC) - Released
    Jarred Brooks (14-2, 2-2 UFC) - Released
    Justin Scoggins (11-5, 4-5 UFC) - Released after accepting short-notice fight at Bantamweight, Fighting at RIZIN FF 14 on NYE
    Roberto Sanchez
    (8-2, 1-2 UFC) - Released
    Hector Sandoval
    (14-4, 2-2 UFC) - Released
    Yuta "Ulka" Sasaki
    (21-6-2, 4-5 UFC) - Released, Fighting at Rizin FF 14 on NYE
    Ben Nguyen (16-8, 4-3 UFC) - Released


    Relocating
    Mark De La Rosa (11-1, 2-1 UFC) - Moved to Bantamweight, def. Joby Sanchez at UFN 139
    Joby Sanchez
    (11-4, 1-4 UFC) - Moved to Bantamweight, lost to Mark De La Rosa at UFN 139
    Sergio Pettis
    (17-4, 8-4 UFC) - Moved to Bantamweight, facing Rob Font at UFC on Fox 31
    Louis Smolka
    (14-5, 5-5 UFC) - Re-signed with UFC, moving up to Bantamweight
    Ray Borg
    (11-3, 5-3 UFC) - Moving to Bantamweight

    TBA
    Matheus Nicolau
    (13-2-1, 3-1 UFC) - Removed from rankings, status unknown
    Brandon Moreno
    (14-5, 3-2 UFC) - Removed from rankings, status unknown


    Upcoming Flyweight Bouts:
    Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw
    , UFC 223 in Anaheim on 1/26/19
    Magomed Bibulatov vs. Rogerio Bontorin, UFC on ESPN+ 2 in Brazil on 2/2/19
    Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva, UFC 234 in Melbourne on 2/4/19

    Current Remaining Flyweight Roster:
    Alex Perez - Lost by super TKO to Joe Benavidez at the TUF 28 Finale on 11/30
    Alexandre Pantoja - Won by R1 RNC over Yuta Sasaki at UFN 140 on 11/17
    Ashkan Mokhtarian - Lost FOTN decision to Kai Kara-France at UFN 142 on 12/1
    Deiveson Figueiredo
    Dustin Ortiz
    Elias Garcia - Lost FOTN decision to Kai Kara-France at UFN 142 on 12/1
    Eric Shelton - Won split decision over Joseph Morales at UFN 139 on 11/10
    John Moraga
    Jordan Espinosa
    Joseph Benavidez - Won by double TKO over Alex Perez at the TUF 28 Finale on 11/30
    Joseph Morales - Lost split decision to Eric Shelton at UFN 139 on 11/10
    Jussier Formiga
    Kai Kara-France - Won UFC debut FOTN decision against Ashkan Mokhtarian at UFN 142 on 12/1
    Magomed Bibulatov
    Marco Beltran
    Matt Schnell
    Naoki Inoue
    Ryan Benoit
    Said Nurmagomedov
    Tim Elliott
    Wilson Reis - Won decision over Ben Nguyen at UFN 142 on 12/1

    If you see another flyweight getting released or announcing a change in division, please post the information in the thread and we will credit you in this post. And if you want to trash on flyweights, you should take that elsewhere.
     
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  2. ortizgnp

    ortizgnp Original Vince Belt

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    For the little homies

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  3. Reign009

    Reign009 Black Belt With Them Posts

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    Damn. They did Scoggins dirty.

    Let him bang bro.
     
  4. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    thank god

    ufc has too many fighters
    too many cards

    shit is only going to get worse with clueless wme and espn
     
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  5. Threetrees

    Threetrees The Voice of Reason

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    Bummer honestly.

    FLW > HW
     
  6. Sweater of AV

    Sweater of AV Brown Belt

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    It's really too bad. Hopefully they can all find work, whether it's moving up or going elsewhere.
     
  7. Sonny Qc

    Sonny Qc Gold Belt

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    I can put a face on 11/29 of thoses guys.
    And I don't consider myself a casuals...
    So, yeah.
    Move up or go elsewhere...


    Alex Perez
    Alexandre Pantoja
    Ashkan Mokhtarian
    Ben Nguyen
    Brandon Moreno
    Deiveson Figueiredo
    Dustin Ortiz
    Elias Garcia
    Eric Shelton
    Hector Sandoval
    Joby Sanchez
    John Moraga
    Joseph Benavidez
    Joseph Morales
    Jussier Formiga
    Magomed Bibulatov
    Marco Beltran
    Mark de la Rosa
    Matheus Nicolau
    Matt Schnell
    Naoki Inoue
    Ray Borg
    Roberto Sanchez
    Ryan Benoit
    Said Nurmagomedov
    Tim Elliott
    Ulka Sasaki
    Wilson Reis
     
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  8. Rebel_LioN

    Rebel_LioN Red Belt

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    People with families losing their jobs is ‘Great’ to you? De-mod this loser @jei

    A lot of these guys would do fine at 135 yet we still have WMMA fighters who are 3-4 fighting in the prelim headliners.

    Fuck outta here.
     
  9. aunshi189

    aunshi189 Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    I'm guessing he means great as in large and immense.
     
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  10. chrisdiaz

    chrisdiaz Brown Belt

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    I honestly didnt know the ufc had that many flyweights. I know about half the names in the spoilers and the rest up top. I really liked moreno and pantoja from the ultimate fighter. Ortiz has had some good fights recently. I hope at least hald get to stay and move up.
     
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  11. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Yellow Belt

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    They can fight at 135 for ONE then. Fact is that Dana is already doing these manlets a massive favor by keeping 125 around for so long.
     
  12. Threetrees

    Threetrees The Voice of Reason

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    Much like @jei chats used to be great
    Large and/or immense
    Now there are stupid limits on them
     
  13. Reign009

    Reign009 Black Belt With Them Posts

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    <escalate99><escalate99>
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  14. KeepItRealist

    KeepItRealist Red Belt

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    They should maybe think about looking at some other options. I'm sure the wizard pays better wages than the UFC.

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  15. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    And you would be correct, but he's just goofing. What a rebel.
     
  16. Socialhandgrenade

    Socialhandgrenade Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Hopefully Dustin Ortiz stays
     
  17. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Free from yellow thanks to my state's congress

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  18. Alpha_T83

    Alpha_T83 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I mean, there's still a lot of talent that's been built up in 125. Either Bellator or ONE FC will end up with most of the UFC's 125 fighters.
     
  19. Reign009

    Reign009 Black Belt With Them Posts

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    <PlusJuan>

    This.

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  20. chitoortiz

    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    Nope Scoggins deserves to be shit on by the UFC.

    Booked to fight Ian McCall, guy comes in overweight by 6-7 pounds.

    McCall doesn't take the fight (his last fight against Lineker, he lost after John came in overweight too)

    Then Scoggins proceeds to call out McCall on twitter calling him a coward. Never once taking responsibility for the botched weight cut.
     

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