UFC Quick Quote: Joseph Benavidez is a powerful flyweight

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Joseph Benavidez of the USA celebrates victory during the UFC On FX flyweight bout between Joseph Benavidez and Yasuhiro Urushitani at Allphones Arena on March 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

"I told everyone I was going to bring power to this division, because even at 35, I would hit people and rock them all the time, but they just wouldn't quite go down. I think now at 25, I am going to hit people and that's just a sign of things to come, they are going to go down."

-- In his UFC on Fuel TV post-fight comments, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight Joseph Benavidez says that now that he is at his natural weight class (125 pounds), he is going to start knocking dudes out. Benavidez blasted his way to the finals of the first-ever UFC Flyweight tournament last night (March 2, 2012) at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, knocking out Yasuhiro Urushitani in the opening seconds of the second round. Before the drop down to flywieght, "Joe-B Wan Kenobi" competed at Bantamweight, with his only two losses coming to division kingpin Dominick Cruz. Benavidez had success at 135 pounds, but often undersized, he found that the much bigger opponents were very hard to finish. In fact, the Team Alpha Male-trained fighter had not finished a fight in more than two years. That's all about to change as Benavidez says he will bring much needed power to the new division. Were you impressed with Benavidez' performance in the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's newest weight class? Is it a sign of things to come or will the winner of the Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson rematch prove tougher to stop?

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