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NEW YORK – Joseph Benavidez has been promised a UFC flyweight title shot, but there’s just one problem: He doesn’t know who he’ll be facing. Dual champion Henry Cejudo, who holds both flyweight and bantamweight belts, is currently sidelined with an injury and targeting a March return, but Cejudo doesn’t seem too keen on making the cut back down to 125 pounds. No. 1 contender Benavidez (28-5 MMA, 15-3 UFC), who’s received UFC president Dana...

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Henry Cejudo is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight champion, but also went up to the 135-pound weight class and captured gold there, as well. Unfortunately, “Triple C” has been unable to defend either title after undergoing shoulder surgery. The Olympian is expected back at some point in early 2020. Promotion president, Dana White, ordered Cejudo to make his first title defense against Joseph Benavidez at 125 pounds — or else — since he...

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In a perfect world, Joseph Benavidez’s next fight would be against Henry Cejudo when the reigning UFC flyweight champion returns to the division. Unfortunately, though, Cejudo hasn’t fully committed to coming back to 125 pounds. After winning the title last year in a razor-close decision against Demetrious Johnson and defending the belt with a lightning-quick knockout over T.J. Dillashaw, he moved up to 135 pounds and became a two-division champion with a win over Marlon...

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Petr Yan wants to prove that he’s the No. 1 contender in the bantamweight division, but he feels as though champion Henry Cejudo’s reign over two divisions, and the talk of incoming legends like Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, have put some pause to the action at the top of the bracket. Yan has been actively pursuing a top-tier matchup on the back of his meteoric ascent in the UFC. The Russian has collected five...

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On the shelf dealing with a knee injury for the better part of the last two years, Tim Elliott wasn’t privy to the ongoing drama surrounding the status of the UFC flyweight division, which only now looks like it’s stabilizing. That’s one blessing Elliott can count while he’s been inactive. He told MMA Fighting that not competing has allowed his whole body to heal, and he’s also maintained a top-10 ranking in the division (partially...