With rumours circulating for months that the UFC was looking to dissolve it’s men’s flyweight division, the hearsay has reportedly become a reality.

Both Combate and FloCombat have noted that the UFC have started to release fighters from the 125 lbs weight class while others have been offered the chance to move up to bantamweight.

Jose Torres, a former flyweight and bantamweight champion for Titan FC, and Jared Brooks, 2-2 in the UFC, announced their releases from the UFC shortly after reports began to surface.

While it is expected that the division will be wound up by the end of this year, the 125 lbs division’s demise has long been talked about by UFC president Dana White who threatened to fold the weight class if then champion Demetrious Johnson did not fight TJ Dillashaw.

As for the current flyweight champion Henry Cejudo – and seemingly last – the champion who recently claimed the title from Johnson is now expected to face off against the bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw early next year.