The talks of a new 165 pound division in the UFC always seem to find a way to get to the media. Last year it was Diaz and Porier who almost ran a social media campaign demanding their expected fight at UFC 230 to be a title match for a new 165 pound division. Though the match up never happened President Dana White was very adamant about not opening a new weight class.
This time it is veteran Donald Cerrone who has voiced his support for a new weight class. Cerrone is scheduled to fight Alexander Hernandez at UFC’s debut card on ESPN in the lightweight category.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 17, 2019
This will be the “Cowboy’s” return to 145 pounds after spending his couple of years at welterweight. UFC on ESPN+ 1 takes place Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dillashaw vs. Cejudo headlines the main card, which streams on ESPN+ following televised prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.