fly·​weight | \ ˈflī-ˌwāt How to pronounce flyweight (audio) \

Definition of flyweight

: a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 112 pounds — compare bantamweight

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The injury dampens an otherwise triumphant first half of the year for Cejudo, who became the fourth simultaneous two-division champ in UFC history by adding the bantamweight belt to his flyweight holding. Steven Marrocco, azcentral, "MMA: UFC champion Henry Cejudo undergoes shoulder surgery, out for rest of year," 20 June 2019 Jessica Eye’s title bid against flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is an underdog story. Phil Thompson,, "5 things to know about UFC 238, including '100 percent' chance of it returning to Chicago next year," 7 June 2019 Cejudo’s Flyweight title is also significant, as a victory may mean that UFC drops the entire flyweight division to instead focus on the bantamweights. Justin Barrasso,, "UFC 238 Live Blog: Tony Ferguson vs. 'Cowboy' Donald Cerrone Highlights, Analysis," 8 June 2019 Fuchs defeated Irismar Cardozo of Venezuela with a unanimous 5-0 decision on Tuesday in the women's flyweight division. Reid Laymance, Houston Chronicle, "Houston boxer Ginny Fuchs reaches championship match at Pan American Games," 31 July 2019 Also on the card are a co-main event between Valentina Shevchenko (16-3) and Jessica Eye (14-6) in a women’s flyweight bout as well as a lightweight fight between Tony Ferguson (24-3) and Donald Cerrone (36-11). Todd Martin,, "UFC 238 live updates: Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes," 8 June 2019 Cejudo is an Olympic gold medalist, the UFC flyweight champion and knocked out former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw last time out. Todd Martin,, "UFC 238 live updates: Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes," 8 June 2019 In the ring, Harry chatted with Adams, who won an Olympic boxing title in 2012 and was also an Olympic gold flyweight medalist in 2016. Simon Perry,, "Prince Harry in the Boxing Ring! Royal Dad Launches Sports Campaign: 'This Is Going to Save Lives'," 12 June 2019 This wasn’t like falling to Arizona State last year, when the Huskies’ flyweight non-conference schedule allowed no margin for error. Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, "Despite taking a stinging one-two punch, Huskies’ hopes haven’t hit the canvas," 3 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of flyweight

1911, in the meaning defined above

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