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UFC introduces 125-pound flyweight division

Joseph Benavidez, left, locks in a guillotine choke

Joseph Benavidez, left, locks in a guillotine choke to beat Miguel Angel Torres by submission at WEC 47. (March 6, 2010) Credit: WEC Photo

Here come the little, little guys.

UFC announced Saturday night after UFC 140 that it will introduce a new 125-pound flyweight division to its promotion beginning March 3 with a four-man tournament to determine the champion.

Ian McCall will fight Demetrious Johnson, and Joseph Benavidez will fight Yasuhiro Urushitani as part of the UFC on Fox card.

McCall is considered the top 125-pounder in the world, and he face the 5-foot-3 non-stop motor that is Johnson. Earlier this year, Johnson went five rounds wth bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.

Benavidez, pictured above on the right, is another top bantamweight who will drop the 10 pounds to fight at flyweight.

New York Sports