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UFC on Fox 9 Prediction: Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson

When Demetrious Johnson first took on Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152 he was a clear underdog. Johnson had come off two tough battles against Ian McCall while Benavidez cruised past Yasuhiro Urushitani. However Johnson proved to be the better man as he won the fight by decision to become the first UFC flyweight champion. Now Benavidez has earned a rematch, but this time it’s Johnson who is listed as the betting favorite. Both fighters have been more dominant since moving to flyweight but one of them has a clear statistical edge in both striking and takedowns. I’ve broken down these statistics over at and have identified one of the fighters as a slight favorite to win. Check it out!


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