There’s little not to love about the second showdown between these two flyweight beasts. The 18-2-1 Johnson beat Benavidez (19-3) by Split Decision to win the division’s inaugural belt a little more than a year ago and successfully defended it twice. Meanwhile, Benavidez has looked sharper than ever since the defeat, outpointing Ian McCall with ease and scoring TKOs against Darren Uyenoyama and Jussier Formiga. It’s a match-up between the #1 and #2 fighters in a weight-class and that in itself makes the scrap special. Throw in some UFC gold and the well-rounded ability each man possesses, and you’ve got the makings of a classic.
November is a busy month for MMA fans thanks to a quartet of UFC cards on top of all the sport’s other goings-on. However, while the schedule may be stacked, the quality of the match-ups hasn’t suffered as a result with more than a few match-ups earning a “must see” tag. Here’s a look at ten of the top tilts on deck for November scheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night 31, UFC Fight Night 32, UFC 167, or the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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