At UFC on Fox 9, Demetrious Johnson will attempt to earn a third straight title defense on network television.
Having prevented John Dodson and John Moraga from stealing his strap, "Mighty Mouse" will now rematch Joseph Benavidez, who he defeated in the inaugural flyweight championship matchup. Since losing to Johnson by split decision in their original meeting, Benavidez has picked up three straight victories.
In addition to the 125-pound main event, UFC on Fox 9 will feature a potential bantamweight title shot eliminator between Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald. Both men have had fairly recent shots at the 135-pound championship, but they have established themselves as the best in the division behind Dominick Cruz and interim champion Renan Barao.
On Thursday, several fighters will join UFC president Dana White or another UFC official for a UFC on Fox 9 pre-fight press conference. Once the media event starts at around 4 p.m. ET, it can be viewed live on the above video player.
Below is the entire UFC on Fox 9 fight card.
UFC on Fox 9 Main Card (8 p.m. ET on Fox)
- Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez
- Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald
- Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz
- Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig
UFC on Fox 9 Prelims (5 p.m ET on Fox Sports 1)
- Court McGee vs. Ryan LaFlare
- Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza
- Bobby Green vs. Pat Healy
- Scott Jorgensen vs. Zach Makovsky
- Sam Stout vs. Cody McKenzie
- Abel Trujillo vs. Roger Bowling
UFC on Fox 9 Online Prelims (4:30 p.m ET on UFC.com)
- Darren Uyenoyama vs. Alptekin Ozkilic