The UFC will crown its first flyweight champion at UFC 152, where former bantamweight title hopefuls Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson will compete for the 125-pound belt in the fight card's main event. Benavidez and Johnson earned their spots in the inaugural flyweight title fight by defeating Yasuhiro Urushitani and Ian McCall in their respective semifinal matchups of a four-man tournament.
In addition to the historic main event, UFC 152 will feature a bout between middleweight contenders Michael Bisping and Brian Stann. Coming off of a controversial loss, there is a possibility Bisping would be granted a middleweight title shot with an impressive win over Stann.
Furthermore, the September event will mark B.J. Penn's return to Octagon, as he will meet up-and-coming welterweight Rory MacDonald. Having lost to Georges St-Pierre twice in his career, B.J. Penn is hoping to exact some type of revenge on the welterweight champion by slowing the rise of his highly touted training partner.
As tickets are set to go on sale for UFC 152, which will take place at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada, the organization will build anticipation for the event with a pre-fight press conference at 1:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
Benavidez, Johnson, Bisping, Stann and possibly more will likely join UFC president Dana White for the media gathering.
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