UFC on FOX 9 Results: Demetrius Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez II Results and Post Fight Press Conference

UFC on FOX 9 took place December 14, 2013 from Sacramento, CA. The main event was a championship fight in the flyweight division. Champion Demetrius Johnson would once again take on Joseph Benavidez.

The two fought over a year ago in Sept 2012 to decide who would become the first UFC flyweight champion. Johnson won the belt in a razor close decision in a highly competitive bout.

UFC on FOX 9 Weigh In

UFC on FOX 9 Presser Highlights

Round 1: Both fighters come out and meet in the center. They circle each other briefly and Johnson throws a jab. Benavidez follows up with a quick leg kick. Both men attempt kicks and jabs in the center, with neither landing. They both appear evenly matched. Benavidez tries rushing in with punches but Johnson evades easily.

Neither one lands anything significant, but the action is fast and energetic. Benavidez has landed several punches, but nothing damaging. Johnson has not mounted too much offense in the first 2 minutes, he is mostly evading Benavidez attacks.

Johnson finally moves forward, backing Benavidez into the cage. Benavidez tries a front push kick to back Johnson away, but Johnson counters with a solid right hook that immediately drops Benavidez to the canvas. Johnson follows up with several more unanswered shots to the face, and referee John Mccarthy steps in and pulls Johnson off.

Demetrius Johnson defeats Joseph Benavidez by KO in round 1 and remains the UFC flyweight champion.

Johnson vs Benavidez Highlights

UFC on FOX 9 Post Fight Conference

Main Card results:

Uriah Faber looked very impressive against top contender Michael Mcdonald, finishing him by submission in round 2.

Chad Mendes defeated Nik Lentz by unanimous decision.

Joe Lauzon looked great in his match, winning a unanimous decision victory over long time veteran Mac Danzig.

UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar and Alistair Overeem returns!

On Saturday February 2nd, the Mandalay Bay Events Center will host UFC 156. This event will not only showcase the highly anticipated match-up between current Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo  and Frankie Edgar, but it will also have the return of Alistair Overeem.

Flyweights Joseph Benavidez and Ian McCall will square off first on the main card. Both of these gentlemen are coming off losses to current champion Demetrious Johnson, however both of them proved to be very worthy opponents. I think it’s safe to say that the winner of this match will solidify themselves as the number one contender. Jon Fitch will take on Demian Maia in a welterweight match. Fitch has virtually beat everyone who is someone in the welters excluding GSP, and Demian Maia is 2-0 as a welter and has looked very impressive in his new class.

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will face the strong challenge of fighting Alistair Overeem who will be returning to action following a suspension he received resulting from a failed drug test last April. Overeem made his UFC debut defeating former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar by TKO in 2:26 of the first round. The victory earned him a Heavyweight Title shot against champion Junior Dos Santos.

However  Overeem was revealed to have failed his pre-fight drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Overeem had a 14-to-1 testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio, over the allowed ratio rate of 6-to-1, and this is what led to his suspension. Most expect him to be on fire trying to once again earn himself a title shot.

Rashad Evans will battle Antônio Rogério Nogueira in a light-heavyweight match. This could prove to be rewarding for Nog if he were to catch a win. In contrast, I think Evans has to get a win, a loss could prove devastating to him working his way towards a title shot. Finally in the main event we have Jose Aldo squaring up against Frankie Edgar. This will be entertaining from beginning to end, with both fighters having great tanks and tremendous heart. Look for fireworks in this championship bout. As for a winner, flip a coin

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