Flyweight contenders Jospeh Benavidez (16-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Ian McCall (11-3-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) have agreed to meet at UFC 156 this February.
Benavidez stopped Yasuhiro Urushitani via first round TKO back in March to earn a spot in the inagural Flyweight tournament finals. However, in the tournament final at UFC 152, Benavidez lost a decision to Demetrious Johnson in his bid to win the inaugural flyweight title.
McCall, who fought Demetrious Johnson twice, once to a draw and then to a decision loss in the opening round of the tournament earlier this year, looks to get back to his winning ways against Benavidez.
Prior to the Johnson fights, McCall had won four consecutive fights and claimed the Tachi Palace Fights’ Flyweight title, which in turn ranked him as one of the world’s top 125-pounder fighters.
UFC 156 takes place February 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The UFC 156 card now includes the following bouts:
- Champ Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – Featherweight title fight
- Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
- Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva
- Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia
- Jay Hieron vs. Erick Silva
- Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall