Its finally done, the WEC officially announces the disbandment of the welterweight division and the creation of the flyweight divisions. The press release is below.
Las Vegas, NV (USA) â€“ World Extreme CagefightingÂ® (WECÂ®) today announced that WEC will add a flyweight division to the WEC championship divisions. The organization will no longer actively promote the welterweight division, continuing its focus on the lighter weight classes including lightweight (155 pounds), featherweight (145 pounds), bantamweight (135 pounds) and flyweight (125 pounds).
Carlos Condit, reigning champion of the WEC welterweight division, and Brock Larson, as well as other top 170 pound WEC fighters will transition to the Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipÂ® organization to continue their athletic careers as UFCÂ® welterweight fighters.
â€œWith the addition of the flyweight division, the WEC has cemented its status as the home of the greatest lighter weight fighters in the world,â€ said Peter Dropick WEC Vice President of Operations and Production. â€œWe are excited to launch the 125 pound championship division, and look forward to giving our fans the best
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and most action-packed flyweight fights in the sport.â€
More information about the WEC flyweight division will be announced at a later date.