…flyweight Pancho Villa of the Philippines in 1923.
Leeds' Adams also became flyweight champion at world, European and Olympic level in 2016.
Figueiredo won that match via TKO, but he weighed in at 127.5lbs, making him ineligible to become the flyweight champion.
A silver medallist at the 2014 World Youth Championships and 2016 European Championships, Ali lost in the first round of the flyweight competition at the Games in 2016 but was the highest-ranked fighter in his WSB division at the time of his positive.
Nunes' partner is UFC flyweight Nina Ansaroff, while Pennington is engaged to UFC strawweight contender Tecia Torres.
She has rebranded herself as “Jojo 2.0”, after moving to Las Vegas and jumping up a weight class to the flyweight division.
Whilst Nunes has also defeated current flyweight champion Valentina Schevchenko twice during her recent remarkable run of successes.
Inoue is now the best bantamweight boxer in the world, having previously won world titles at junior bantamweight and light flyweight.
Champions Juan Francisco Estrada and Román "Chocolatito" González will fight to unify the WBC and WBA super flyweight titles on March 13.
Though a heavyweight could swat a flyweight with ease in reality, in pound-for-pound lists a flyweight could rank higher than the heavyweight.
He wowed everyone at the 2014 Youth Olympics when he won a bronze medal in his flyweight category, and was even sweet enough to thank his dad for all his help.
Women's strawweight champion Zhang Weili will fight former champion Rose Namajunas, and women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will face Jessica Andrade.
WBC Flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez, an explosive fighter with 17 wins and 13 knockouts, will defend his title against McWilliams Arroyo on the main card of Canelo vs.
Barber hopes to beat Modafferi, take a few more fights this year, challenge for the UFC flyweight championship — and win it, breaking Jon Jones' current record of becoming the UFC's youngest champion at 23 years, eight months, and one day.
Davies then estimated such a bout would gross $200 million to $250 million and would serve as a retirement party for Pacquiao, who, at 41 years old and with world-championship belts from flyweight to super welterweight, has a secured legacy.
And McCann's victory in Boston completed a hat-trick of successive wins inside the octagon as the proud Evertonian improved her record to 10-2 and showed her continual improvement as she looks to climb the ladder in the UFC women's flyweight division.
With light-heavyweight Jon Jones and flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo recently relinquishing their title belts, there is a real argument that Nunes, above all others on the UFC roster, is the pound-for-pound best fighter in mixed martial arts today.
Championships won: WBA welterweight world title (2018 to present), and world titles at welterweight (2016, 2013 to 2014, 2009 to 2011), super middleweight (2010), super lightweight (2009), lightweight (2008), super featherweight (2008), super bantamweight (2001 to 2003), and flyweight (1998 to 1999).
Cage Warriors women’s flyweight champion ’Meatball’ Molly McCann is a proud Evertonian with a thrilling, come-forward fighting style, while their lightweight champ Chris Fishgold is currently looking to drop a weight class and advance his career as a featherweight after defending the lightweight title three consecutive times.
And it was a good night for the two British fighters on the card, with Scotland's Joanne Calderwood picking up a hard-earned split-decision win over fellow women's flyweight contender Andrea Lee, while featherweight debutant Lerone Murphy produced a strong performance against the hotly-tipped Russian contender Zubaira Tukhugov.
- weighs no more than 115 pounds
- an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 112 pounds
- A weight class division in combat sports, often the lightest.
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And it was a good night for the two British fighters on the card with Scotland's Joanne Calderwood picking up a hard-earned split-decision win over fellow women's flyweight contender Andrea Lee while featherweight debutant Lerone Murphy produced a strong performance against the hotly-tipped Russian contender Zubaira Tukhugov