Another flyweight struggle is currently heading into Brooklyn.

Newsday was the first to ever report the booking.

Ever since that time, Benavidez has essentially fought a who’s at the top of this 125-pound branch, including wins over fellow title challengers John Moraga, Ali Bagautinov and Tim Elliot as well as present winner Henry Cejudo. In his most recent competition, Benavidez ended Alex Perez late in the first round of These matchup in The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale in November. Ahead of this, he also fell a narrow split decision to Sergio Pettis in UFC 225 in June.

After coming to Benavidez ortiz, on the other hand, went on to shed three of the next five conflicts. However, the Tennessee native has rebounded with three successive victories, including some of first-round knock-outs over Hector Sandoval and Matheus Nicolau.

The entire card will proceed down Jan. 19 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn. While nothing is official, Benavidez is anticipated to function as potential replacement for your own event’s main event between Cejudo and T.J. Dillashaw if one drops out.


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