After losing UFC Denver opponent, Joseph Benavidez gets a new matchup against Alex Perez at The Ultimate Fighter 28 finale in Las Vegas.
It has been a rough week to be a UFC flyweight, especially if your name is Joseph Benavidez. After a long layoff dealing with injury, Benavidez then lost his UFC Denver matchup with Ray Borg when Borg was forced out due to a medical issue. After that, news broke that the UFC may be dissolving the flyweight division. Fortunately for Benavidez, the UFC has found him a new fight, against Alex Perez at The Ultimate Fighter 28 finale on Nov. 30 in Las Vegas. The fight was first announced by John Morgan of MMAJunkie.com.
Benavidez (25-5) has been a staple in the UFC flyweight division since it’s birth. Having fought Demetrious Johnson in the inaugural championship bout and once more years later, Benavidez has stayed atop the 125-pound rankings through his entire UFC career. Now that Johnson has left the UFC and there is a new champion at the helm to the division, this could have been the time for Benavidez to get a third shot at the title, especially since he holds a win over current champ Henry Cejudo.