Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez II Set for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.18.2013
Benavidez gets another shot at the UFC flyweight beltů
UFC officials announced today that UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will be facing Joseph Benavidez for the UFC flyweight title at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. The news was first announced on this week's edition of UFC Tonight.
The fight is set for November 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The fight is a rematch from UFC 152 where the two met in the finals of the UFC flyweight tournament. Demetrious Johnson defeated Joseph Benavidez by split decision at UFC 152 in September 2012 to win the title. Since that time, Joseph Benavidez has won his last three fights, beating Ian McCall, Darren Uyenoyama, and Jussier Formiga. Johnson has successfully defended his title against John Dodson and John Moraga since he won the belt.