The initial encounter between Johnson and Benavidez was hard fought and could have gone either way. However, there was no doubt about the winner the second time around. To set the scene, Benavidez had strung together some solid wins including back-to-back knockouts entering the tilt. Regardless, he didn’t even make it to the midway point of the opening round thanks to a perfectly timed (and powerful) counter-punch from “Mighty Mouse” resulting in the first finish of Benavidez’s career. (PHOTO CREDIT: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)
From spectacular knockouts to slick submissions to closely-contested clashes, the UFC’s relationship with FOX has helped produced a number of entertaining efforts including a ton in 2013. Now, with only a couple of weeks left in the year, it’s time to take a look back at the best of the best from the four shows fans were fortunate enough to see on free television. Yesterday we counted down #6-10 so today, as you might expect, it’s #1-5!
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