It wasn’t the title bout fans were anticipating, hence the need for a new event poster, but there will be hardware on the line at UFC on FOX 9, nonetheless.
With lightweight champion Anthony Pettis withdrawing from the December 14 event to undergo knee surgery, a flyweight fight between champ Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez now steps in as the show’s featured attraction.
A pivotal bantamweight bout with Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald serves as the co-main event.
Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California hosts the festivities. FOX will broadcast the main card live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the card’s current roster:
Darren Uyenoyama vs. John Moraga
Cody McKenzie vs. Sam Stout
Roger Bowling vs. Abel Truji
Pat Healy vs. Bobby Green
Court McGee vs. Ryan LaFlare
Mac Danzig vs. Joe Lauzon
Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza
John Dodson vs. Scott Jorgensen
Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz
Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown
Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald
Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC flyweight champion)