The flyweight division is officially coming to the UFC on March 3, as Demetrious Johnson will meet Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez will face Yasuhiro Urushitani at UFC on FX 2 to determine the contenders for the UFC’s first 125-pound title, UFC President Dana White announced after UFC 140 on Saturday.
Johnson (9-2) was slated to face Eddie Wineland in January at UFC on Fox 2 after coming up short to bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in October to snap a four-fight win streak, while McCall (11-2), known for his “Uncle Creepy” nickname, has won four-straight since losing to Cruz in the WEC in 2009.
Benavidez (15-2) also came up short to Cruz when they met last August, but has since won three-straight including an August win over Eddie Wineland. Urushitani (19-4-6) fought just once in 2011, scoring his fifth-straight win via second-round TKO in his native Japan.
UFC on FX 2 also features a showdown between top welterweights Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves.
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Pictured: Demetrious Johnson