The former UFC bantamweight title contender brings a 15-2-1 overall record to the Octagon.
Johnson battled to a draw against Ian McCall in March, but defeated him in a rematch in June to advance to the finals. It was a much more grueling path to the flyweight championship match than Benavidez had to endure.
The quick flyweight is one of the most well-rounded in mixed martial arts today. He brings a complete tool kit to the Octagon.
The co-main event will crown the UFC's first ever 125-pound champion. Here are three keys to victory for Johnson.