Found December 04, 2012 on
The last two men to fight freshly-minted UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will now collide. According to MMAWeekly, Joseph Benavidez (Pictured) will battle Ian McCall at UFC 156.
Benavidez had rattled off four straight wins prior to dropping a split decision defeat to Johnson in the finals of the Octagon’s four-man 125-pound tournament.
McCall was considered as the planet’s top flyweight when the UFC asked him to join their promotion. After posting a highly controversial majority draw against Johnson in the tourney semifinals, he lost a convincing decision in their immediate rematch.
Where Benavidez vs. McCall ends up on the card will depend upon how the February 2nd roster rounds out.
Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.
Here are the athletes expected to perform on Super Bowl Saturday:
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall
Erick Silva vs. Jay Hieron
Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia
Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)
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Joseph Benavidez and Ian McCall have both announced via Twitter that they have agreed to meet one another at UFC 156. UFC officials have not yet announced the bout though. UFC 156 takes place Feb. 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. No main event has been announced for the event yet.
With less than five days remaining until the curtain is drawn on the UFC’s final FOX show of 2012, the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion announced a pair of scraps for their first primetime event of 2013.
On Monday evening, a light heavyweight affair between Ryan Bader (Pictured) and Vladimir Matyushenko and welterweight clash with David Mitchell and Simeon Thoresen...
UFC officials have announced that a bout between David Mitchell and Simeon Thoreson has been added to UFC on FOX 6. UFC on FOX 6 takes place Jan. 26 at the United Center Chicago, IL. The event will be headlined by a flyweight title bout between current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Dodson. Mitchell