Joseph Benavidez and Ian McCall both have verbally agreed to square off at UFC 156. This news comes via MMA Weekly. Both fighters possess some of the most exciting styles in the UFC, and both are some of the fastest. Also, both fighters can end the fight standing or on the feet, making the fight all the more intriguing.
Benavidez will be coming into this fight with an overall record of 16-3. Benavidez comes into this fight off a closely fought split decision loss Demetrious Johnson. It was a title fight and both fighters showed durability, but the judges ultimately gave it to “Mighty Mouse”. Benavidez, a longtime staple under the Team Alpha Male training camp, will look to rebound off this closely contested title fight when he takes on Ian McCall.
Ian McCall, or “Uncle Creepy”, is coming into this fight with an overall record of 11-3-1. Just like Benavidez, McCall is coming off a close unanimous decision loss to Demetrious Johnson. In the fight, McCall showed some competent striking and even almost finished the fight in the final frame, but the judges ultimately sided with Johnson. Johnson has been one of the best flyweights in the world for some time now, and he will look to regain his elite status when he takes on Benavidez at UFC 156.
Both of these fighters are two of the best flyweights in the world, and it will be a treat for fans to see which fighter can impose their will in hopes of challenging for the title, which is currently being held by Demetrious Johnson.