An outstanding flyweight fight has been added to UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose as former title challenger Joseph Benavidez meets Darren Uyenoyama in a bout that will surely have significant title implications. The UFC revealed the news earlier today on twitter.
Benavidez is coming off a fantastic flyweight battle against Ian McCall, where he earned a unanimous decision win. The Team Alpha Male fighter’s only loss at flyweight came against current champ Demetrious Johnson and he will certainly be looking for an opportunity to avenge that loss.
Uyenoyama is 2-0 in the UFC having defeated bantamweight legend Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto back at UFC on FOX before dropping down to flyweight and submitting Phil Harris. A win over Benavidez would certainly raise Darren’s stock and would bring him closer to the coveted title shot.
UFC on FOX 7 takes place April 20 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.