The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to California tonight (Dec. 14, 2013) live from the Sleep Train Arena with UFC on Fox 9: "Johnson vs. Benavidez 2" in Sacramento, California.
The mixed martial arts (MMA) card is headlined with a title bout between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez in the UFC's Flyweight division. Johnson hopes to retain his UFC Flyweight title in a rematch from their UFC 152 clash.
The main card goes live on Fox at 8 p.m. ET but make sure you check out the "Prelims" which feature some of the best talent currently under contract with the UFC. The prelims go live on Facebook.com / Youtube.com at 4:30 p.m. ET and can be viewed on MMA Mania before switching your televisions to Fox Sports 1 at 5 p.m. ET.
Uyenoyama is so far out of his depth as a striker.— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) December 14, 2013
One of these days I'll make it through an entire prelim stream without any technical difficulties. Today is not that day.— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) December 14, 2013
If Uyenoyama would just quit pulling guard, he'd be winning this fight. He's getting the better of most stand-up exchanges— Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) December 14, 2013
yosemite sam and the grapple hobbits— GFKonMMA (@GFKonMMA) December 14, 2013
According to Goldberg, that was a good stoppage. That was a poor stoppage. Took far too long.— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) December 14, 2013
Abel Trujillo just put the wood to Roger Bowling. That was violent. That was just a mauling. #UFConFox9— Matthew Roth (@MattRoth512) December 14, 2013
Blackzilians win again. @AbelTrujillo1— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) December 14, 2013
DEM KNEEZ 2 DA BODY.— Luke Thomas (@SBNLukeThomas) December 14, 2013
Everyone pretending Cody McKenzie isn't about to test positive for MD 20/20— pdl (@pdlmma) December 14, 2013
I hate Sam Stout's point fighting style. He's pretty much the worst. I'd say X Pac heat, but people at least knew who X Pac was.— Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia) December 14, 2013
Too bad those shorts didn't come with a free STRIKING DEFENSE HAHAHhahahahguugghgh— laura gilbert (@TGILaura) December 14, 2013
Cody McKenzie's shorts hahaha pic.twitter.com/CMfTbTdxjB— Fight News Australia (@fightnewsaus) December 14, 2013
Has anyone ever met Cody McKenzie's trainers? Do they exist? Or were they dead the whole time? #UFConFox9MeetsSixthSenseReferences— Matthew Roth (@MattRoth512) December 14, 2013
Great fight, makivsky won.30-27 doesn't paint the picture though. Close fight, enjoyable technical match. Bright future for makovsky Im sure— michael (@bisping) December 14, 2013
Those former RFA guys are looking good in the UFC. It's the guys that come directly from Bellator that struggle.— Matthew Roth (@MattRoth512) December 14, 2013
At UFC 155, I asked Uncle Dana if the UFC would sign Makovsky. Said he didn't know who that was. He might know now. Impressive debut.— Matt Erickson (@MMAjunkieMatt) December 14, 2013
Jorgensen ran back to the locker room after leaving the cage.— Dave Doyle (@davedoylemma) December 14, 2013
Stellar performance by Bob Green. Healy fought to make him wither and wilt. He refused, kept zinging hard, fast counters and earned it tuff.— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) December 15, 2013
Bobby Green wins the unanimous decision. If only Healy had seven more rounds to work, he might have turned things around.— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) December 15, 2013
damn, fun fight and Bobby Green, yo!!— E. Casey Leydon (@ekc) December 15, 2013
One judge scored it right— Dana White (@danawhite) December 15, 2013
If you don't think Ben Askren would humiliate either of these fighters, you are out of your mind. Humiliate.— Mike Riordan (@coachmjr) December 15, 2013
I'm pretty sure I just saw @DamonMartin just legit nod off. He's about to start streaming SOA on Netflix.— Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia) December 15, 2013
Once again, remember that our round-by-round results of the under card "Prelims" fights on Facebook.com/Fox Sports 1 will begin to flow around 4:30 p.m. ET later this afternoon and run right on through to our main card FOX coverage, which is set to start at 8 p.m. ET RIGHT HERE!
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