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Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez Rematch Headlines TUF 18 Finale

Written by Tom Ngo
September 18th, 2013

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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