Joseph Benavidez Re-Booked for ‘TUF 28’ Finale Against Alex Perez
— MMAjunkie (@MMAjunkie)
November 9, 2018
A flyweight battle between Benavidez and Alex Perez
has been booked for
“The Ultimate Fighter 28” Finale on Nov. 30. MMAJunkie first broke the story on Friday.
The second-winningest flyweight in company history, Benavidez was
pulled from a booking against Ray Borg at
UFC Fight Night 139 when Borg suffered a medical issue and was
forced to withdraw. The two-time UFC flyweight title challenger as
World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight title challenger
recently had a six-fight win streak snapped when he suffered a
split-decision loss to Sergio
Pettis in his last appearance.
His opponent, Perez, has rattled off three wins, including two
stoppages since joining the UFC, most recently knocking out
Torres in the first round at UFC 227 this past August. Signed
to the UFC after putting Kevin Gray
to sleep with an anaconda choke on Dana White’s Tuesday Night
Contender Series Season 1, Episode 5, the former Tachi
Palace Fights bantamweight champion is riding an eight-fight
win streak spanning back to 2016.
The “TUF 28” Finale will take place at the Pearl Theatre at Palms
Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Nov. 30. Headlining the card will be
a pivotal welterweight tilt between Rafael dos
Anjos and Kamaru
Usman, and it will also hold the Season 28 heavyweight and
women’s featherweight finals.
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