Posted on: 9/24/2012
UFC 152 Fight Night review in pics - UFC 152 in Toronto, Canada was a big week for Torque Sports & Performance. Joseph Benavidez fought hard in the First ever Flyweight division title. The flyweight title fight was a fantastic display of skill and pure athleticism which lasted deep into the fifth round. Benavidez was the aggressor for most of the fight but struggled to handle the speed Johnson. The 4th round looked like the end of the fight when Benavidez landed a solid right hand and jumped on Johnson going after a choke. In the end Johnson slipped out and had the energy to move and land enough punches to take the split decision.
Benividez will certainly be back, and stronger than ever. Ian McCall is a logical opponent for Benavidez, with the two fighters unofficially rounding out the flyweight division. Alternatively, Benavidez could take on the loser of John Dodson vs. Jussier da Silva, which is part of the UFC on FX 5 card. The winner of that match is expected to challenge Johnson for the title. Regardless of who Benavidez's next opponent is, don't expect him to stay away from the UFC flyweight strap for too long. He lost at UFC 152, but he is too talented to keep down and could very well challenge for the title in less than 12 months.
Going after the choke