It’s Saturday night and that generally means its fight night in the UFC. Tonight, as live from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California, UFC on FOX 9 takes to the air waves and with it, a card headlined by Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez.
Tonight’s bout marks the second meeting of these two talented flyweights and will stand Benavidez’s opportunity to right the split decision loss that was handed to him at UFC 152, in September of last year.
Since the day and the date, both fighters have fought five times cumulatively, with “Mighty Mouse” maintaining his (inaugural) and Benavidez re-proving himself as the number one challenger, through three fights in the last 16 months.
The other fights of interest on this card are the Urijah Faber / Michael McDonald fight, as well as the Chad Mendes / Nick Lentz bout. As these fights have major significance in the bantam and featherweight divisions respectively, their outcomes will scrutinized at the post-fight presser.
As always the presser will start roughly 30 minutes after the final match concludes and if you’re interested in the fighter’s reactions to the matches, as well as those of UFC President Dana White, then you will find the video below.