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Report – UFC plan to introduce new 165lbs weight class amid speculation: ‘They’ve already identified something’

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Amid continued speculation in recent months regarding the potential implementation of a new super-lightweight division of sorts at 165lbs – lightweight striking ace, Rafael Fiziev claims he has it on good authority that the UFC are on the cusp of confirming the debut of the weight class.

Fiziev, the current number eight ranked lightweight contender – has been sidelined since he suffered his second consecutive loss in the form of a second round TKO defeat to fellow European star, Mateusz Gamrot, suffering a knee injury against the former two-weight KSW gold holder.

UFC is expected to introduce a new 165lbs weight division in the near future

And in his time away from the Octagon, Fiziev, who turned in a Fight of the Year contender en route to a majority decision loss to former interim champion and symbolic BMF titleholder, Justin Gaethje last annum, claimed the promotion have “indentified” a plan to introduce a new 165 pound weight class.

“It’s not a rumor, I’m hearing that its already for sure, as far as I know,” Rafael FIziev said of a potential 165 pound division during an interview with Ushatayka. “I’ve heard that they’ve [the UFC] already identified something there.” 

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