Joseph Benavidez Faces Darren Uyenoyama at UFC on FOX 7

Written by Tom Ngo
March 6th, 2013

UFC Joseph Benavidez

With an off-weekend ahead of them, the UFC was busy making several fight announcements on Wednesday. The addition of a 125-pound scrap between Joseph Benavidez (pictured) and Darren Uyenoyama to the UFC on FOX 7 roster was their latest confirmation.

Benavidez bounced back nicely from September’s flyweight finals loss to Demetrious Johnson by cruising to a unanimous decision victory over Ian McCall at UFC 156. The 28-year-old has won five of his last six bouts.

Uyenoyama will be riding a three-fight winning streak into the tango. “BC” was last seen submitting Phil Harris in October.

A bantamweight brawl between Francisco Rivera and Hugo Viana was also confirmed for the lineup.

Both bouts will appear in the card’s prelims.

HP Pavilion in San Jose, California hosts the April 20th event.

Here is the card’s current roster:

Yoel Romero vs. Clifford Starks

Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani

Francisco Rivera vs. Hugo Viana

Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means

Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck

Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem

Darren Uyenoyama vs. Joseph Benavidez

Chad Mendes vs. Clay Guida

Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin

Matt Brown vs. Dan Hardy

Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson

Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir

Gilbert Melendez vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)

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