The first 165-lb title fight in the UFC will be headlining UFC 230, and Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier will be the ones fighting for it.
The new division has come after a push from multiple fighters to have a division between 170 lbs and 155 lbs.
Both Diaz and Poirier announced the news via their respective Twitter accounts on Tuesday night.
I’m Happy to announce that I’m bringing a new weight devision to the Ufc
I’ll be fighting the main event November 3rd in nyc against Dustin Poirier for the first ever 165lb belt superfighter devision
I’m happy to be apart of history @ufc @danawhite
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) September 26, 2018
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 26, 2018
The match between the two fighters was originally going to be a co-main event, but it seems as though it’s been changed to be the main event of the show.
UFC 230 will take place on Saturday, November 3 at Madison Square Garden in NYC.