The UFC is in Seattle this week for UFC on Fox 8.
A bout between flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and fourth-ranked contender John Moraga will headline the July 27 fight card. The evening’s co-main event will feature a welterweight contest between top-five contenders Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger. In all, 12 fights will take place on Saturday’s card from the Key Arena.
On Friday, the UFC will visit the arena for the weigh-ins. However, before the fighters take to the scales, the doors will open for UFC Fight Club members to take part in a question and answer session with the No. 1 flyweight in the UFC, Joseph Benavidez.
Benavidez (18-3) is currently booked to face Jussier Formiga at UFC on Fox Sports 1: Teixeira vs. Bader, which will take place at Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on September 4.
He will field questions about that upcoming fight, but he should also have plenty to say about Saturday’s main event. After all, the last man to beat him was Johnson. Benavidez entered that September 2012 fight as a minus-280 favorite over the plus-210 Johnson. After five fast paced rounds, Johnson walked away with the split-decision victory (48-47, 47-48, 49-46), and with the UFC flyweight title.
Benavidez will hit the Key Arena stage at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT to answer questions. Bleacher Report will stream Benavidez’s question and answer session live right here as it takes place.