Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez Rematch Headlines TUF 18 Finale

Written by Tom Ngo
September 18th, 2013
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UFC Bantamweight Demetrious Johnson

On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was announced a rematch between reigning UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (pictured) and Joseph Benavidez will headline “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” on November 30.

Johnson became the UFC’s inaugural 125-pound king by taking a split decision victory over Benavidez at UFC 152. “Mighty Mouse” has gone on to defend his throne twice, most recently in a submission win over John Moraga in July.

Benavidez, meanwhile, has been on a three-fight tear since posting the biggest blemish on his resume. The Team Alpha Male-trained athlete scored a TKO win over Jussier Formiga earlier this month at UFC Fight Night 28.

TUF 18 Finale takes place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the main card live.

Here is the event’s current lineup:

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Manard

Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC bantamweight champion)

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