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 with a four fight bout list comprised of some of the very best talent within the UFC's lighter weight divisions.
Joe Lauzon wins that fight. I'm about to future endeavor my own fight picks.— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) December 15, 2013
If not for Efrain Escudero, Danzig would be the worst TUF winner ever.— jim genia (@jim_genia) December 15, 2013
Every sponsor is happy they didn’t sponsor Mac Danzig right now.— Daniel Rubenstein (@dannyrube) December 15, 2013
Only Joe Lauzon would be like "I'm about to finish this fight. Better TRY SOMETHING ELSE!"— Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia) December 15, 2013
Mac Danzig's face reminds me of when wrestlers got cut in "WCW vs. NWO: Revenge" #UFConFox9— Matthew Roth (@MattRoth512) December 15, 2013
This is the Chad Mendes we all loved in the WEC. #UFConFox9— Matthew Roth (@MattRoth512) December 15, 2013
if Mendes wins, Lentz will let him pick from any of the prizes on the bottom two rows— Chris Nelson (@3amMMA) December 15, 2013
He just told Joe Silva he's got the flu\cold and felt like shit tonight.— Dana White (@danawhite) December 15, 2013
Faber...starting to be like a fine wine. Better with age.— Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC) December 15, 2013
Wow, didn't expect that to happen. Faber beat McDonald everywhere the fight went, then choked him out. That was impressive.— Jeff Wagenheim SI (@jeffwagenheim) December 15, 2013
Terrific performance by @UrijahFaber. One of the best fighters in MMA continues to be dangerous. Money punch was the right hand.— Josh Gross (@JoshGrossESPN) December 15, 2013
Finally, somebody gets a stoppage. Urijah Faber's still got it. Guess UFC 94 gets to keep its crown, for now.— Chad Dundas (@chaddundas) December 15, 2013
HOLY CRAP! HERE HE COMES TO WRECK YOUR DAAAAAAY…MIGHTY MOUSE IS ON HIS WAY! DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON KNOCKED OUT JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ! #UFConFox9— Matthew Roth (@MattRoth512) December 15, 2013
Demetrious Johnson just starched Joseph Benavidez w/ a first-round knockout. And still. Best athlete under the banner. #UFC— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) December 15, 2013
Matt Hume, ladies and gentlemen. #UFConFOX9— MiddleEasy (@MiddleEasy) December 15, 2013
Wow. Huge shot by Mighty Mouse and Benavidez is out cold. STILL the world champion.— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) December 15, 2013
WOW!!!!!— Stipe Miocic (@smiocic) December 15, 2013
That was one of the more stunning finishes I've ever seen. Jaw literally dropped. #UFConFox9— Case Keefer (@casekeefer) December 15, 2013
OH. MY. GOD. That just happened! #UFCFightNight— UFC (@ufc) 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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