Benavidez is the best 125er on the UFC roster outside of champ Demetrious Johnson and will show such against Formiga. The Team Alpha Male staple isn’t likely to get caught in a submission or out-grappled, Formiga’s only true paths to victory, while Benavidez packs power and takedown/top control unlike any Formiga is prepared to deal with.
RESULT: Joseph Benavidez def. Jussier Formiga via TKO 3
For the second straight week the UFC is delivering a midweek treat in the form of a Wednesday fight card! This time around the lineup comes with the backdrop of Brazil in the form of UFC Fight Night 28, an event unfolding Minas Gerais featuring some of the nation’s favorites such as Ronaldo Souza and Glover Teixeira. Action starts at 4:30 PM EST online before FOXSports 1 takes over with a handful of prelims and the evening’s featured match-ups 30 minutes later. Here’s a breakdown of the main card clashes… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)