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A new flyweight makes his way to the UFC on the back of an injury. When a door closes for one fighter, somewhere else a new door has opened for a yet unknown talent. At least that's how I tend to look at injury news. It's always bad for the fighter who goes down, but for that fighter who's just itching for a call to the big show, it's instrumental. That's where we find short notice flyweight replacement Willie Gates, who takes on John Moraga at UFC on Fox 13 on December 13th. Gates will be filli read news >>

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Flyweight Matt Betzold, whose left leg was amputated when he was six years old, has signed a professional contract with Legacy Fighting Championship. The signing, which was first reported Tuesday by Sherdog, represents an unprecedented moment for MMA. The 31-year-old Betzold is 6-3 as a professional flyweight, with five victories by way of submission. According to the Sherdog report, Legacy FC promoter Mick Maynard has scheduled Betzold's debut for February 27. Betzold trains with Team Alpha Mal read news >>

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Recently crowned Tachi Palace Fights flyweight champ Willie Gates will replace the injured Jussier da Silva and face John Moraga at UFC on Fox 13. read news >>

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Matt Betzold has a new place to call home. Riding a four-fight winning streak, the one-legged flyweight has signed a multi-fight deal with Legacy FC, promoter Mick Maynard told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday. "I wanted to let you know we signed Matt Betzold to a multi fight deal," Maynard said. "His first fight with us will be on February 27th in Houston with the opponent still to be decided." Betzold was signed with World Series of Fighting but, according to Legacy FC’s Maynard, "he is definitely n read news >>

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A UFC flyweight scrap between No. 7-ranked John Lineker and No. 3-ranked Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall has been rescheduled for UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, according to a report from MMAJunkie.com. McCall originally withdrew from their UFC Fight Night 56 bout in November just hours before the event with a blood infection (h/t MMAFighting.com), prompting some zingers from his opponent. "He was going to the hospital one way or the other," Lineker told MMAJunkie.com after McCall's withdrawal. "He read news >>

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A flyweight clash between John Lineker and Ian McCall has been rescheduled for UFC 183. read news >>

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The derailed fight between top flyweight contenders Ian McCall and John Lineker has been rescheduled for UFC 183. read news >>

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A UFC flyweight fight that was postponed the day before the fight earlier this month is back on for the new year.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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Texas-based promotion Legacy Fighting Championship has signed amputee Matt Betzold to a multi-fight deal. read news >>

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Veteran UFC flyweight Joseph Benavidez isn’t much of a trash-talker and rarely calls out specific opponents. That’s probably a good thing, considering his current situation.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Joseph Benavidez is in a rough spot within the UFC flyweight division. After facing and falling to Demetrious Johnson two times in just about 15 months, he is well out of the title picture. However, he is still ranked No. 2 behind John Dodson. With his win over Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 57, he moved his record to 8-2 within the Octagon. The following fight suggestions would allow him to stay active while not eating too many up-and-coming contenders at flyweight. These men are all ranked wi read news >>

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