Earlier this year, following the UFC sale, longtime matchmaker Joe Silva announced he was retiring from matching UFC fighters.
Following this announcement, the UFC hired former Legacy FC owner and president Mick Maynard to assist current matchmaker Sean Shelby for matchmaking duties.
Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com is reporting today that Sean Shelby, was recently promoted to Senior Vice President of Talent Relations, while Mick Maynard is now the Vice President of Talent Relations.
With these changes, divisional matchmaking has been given a shake-up also. Check out which divisions will be managed by which matchmaker below:
Sean Shelby’s matchmaking divisions
Mick Maynard’s matchmaking divisions
Per Helwani, most managers and fighters have already been notified of the changes.