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Maximo Blanco Moves to UFC’s Featherweight Division

Written on September 15, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Top lightweight prospect, Maximo Blanco, drops down to featherweight division following his loss over Pat Healy at "Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov" event.

After attaining a submission loss over Pat Healy at the Strikeforce event last weekend, Maximo Blanco’s management has announced that the MMA fighter would now be moving down from lightweight to featherweight division; and that his next bout will be under the UFC promotion.

“[Blanco] will be back strong, very soon, this time at 145 pounds in the UFC,” Blanco’s team at Sucker Punch Entertainment posted on Twitter last Tuesday.

UFC officials have not yet formally confirmed this move.

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