Two Fights Added to ‘UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira’

Written by Tom Ngo
February 3rd, 2014

UFC Bantamweight Joseph Benavidez

On Monday, a pair of scraps were announced for “UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira.” Former flyweight top contender Joseph Benavidez (pictured) battles Tim Elliot, while bantamweights Jessamyn Duke and Bethe Correia will also collide in the April 26 event.

Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland hosts the festivities.

Benavidez looks to bounce back from a knockout loss to 125-pound champion Demetirous Johnson. He had won three straight scraps prior to December’s devastating defeat.

Elliiot dropped a decision to Ali Bagautinov the last time he took the cage. He’s won 10 of his past 12 tangos, but only half of his four fights in the big leagues.

It will be the battle of the unbeaten between the ladies. Duke is 3-0, while Correia is perfect through seven pro bouts.

A light heavyweight title tile between champion Jon Jones and Glvoer Teixeira headlines the pay-per-view broadcast.

Here is the card’s current lineup:

Bethe Correia vs. Jessamyn Duke

Joe Ellenberger vs. Yancy Medeiros

Jessamyn Duke vs. Bethe Correia

Joseph Benavidez vs. Tim Elliott

Max Holloway vs. Andre Fili

Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Glover Teixeira vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)

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