UFC-WEC Merger: How It Affects Fighters and Weight Classes
The announcement of the UFC-WEC merger is one of the biggest stories in MMA over its entire history. The dissolving of the WEC will have a profound impact on the MMA world and the way fans view the sport as a whole. By acquiring the WEC, its lighter weight classes, and its fighters, the UFC has instantly bolstered every card they will put on from this point forward. This will also allow the UFC to put on more overall events (at least twice a month most likely) and have a greater number of compelling title fights and fights with title implications.
WEC fighters are not the only ones who are being impacted by this decision. The decision to absorb the light weight classes along some additional 155 fighters will have far reaching implications in all UFC divisions. Let's take a look at each division and the effects this merger will have on the fighters.