Found February 02, 2013 on
Both coming off losses to Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson, this fight will decide whether it will be Ian McCall or Joseph Benavidez that will get another crack at the champ.
Ian McCall comes out to "Buried Alive" by Avenged Sevenfold. Joseph Benavidez to "Stranglehold" by Ted Nugent. Mazzagatti gets the assignment for this Flyweight bout.
Uncle Creepy goes for a take down early but no dice. Benavidez lands a big shot and McCall just grins. Huge kick from McCall. Both of these men throw often and throw hard. Huge thuds. Benavidez wobbles McCall with a left. McCall is smiling but he's in pain. Benavidez lands a crotch shot. Creepy takes a moment to readjust. More legs kicks from McCall. He's scoring but Benavidez wobbles McCall again, and again. McCall's chin is being tested here. McCall is goating him on. Benavidez with a double jab. McCall smiles. McCall backs up Benavdiez with a right with just about 20 seconds left in the round. ...
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Both men began the round throwing leg kicks and then locked up. Benavidez landed a groin shot, but McCall shook it off and fought on. McCall got rocked and about thirty seconds later gets his with a low blow. “Uncle Creepy” keeps getting hit, but laughed it off. A flurry to ended the first round.
Prior to the second round, McCall turned to the crowd to pump them up.
Kicking off the pay-per-view was a back and forth battle between two of the flyweights best.
Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez battled for three full rounds, with Benavidez doing more significant damage to earn the judges unanimous decision.
More than likely the win will put him right up into title contention against UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson.
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