With Joe Benavidez fighting Demetrious Johnson for the UFC's first flyweight title at UFC 152 on Saturday, spend some time watching Benavidez in the fight that earned him his first title shot. After Benavidez won this fight over Miguel Torres at WEC 47, he fought (and lost to) Dominick Cruz for the WEC bantamweight title.
If you want to skip past the introductions, go to the 2:10 mark. The second round starts about seven minutes in, and the finish is around the nine-minute mark.
Something to remember about this fight is that at this point, Torres had just shockingly lost the bantamweight title to Brian Bowles. He was still considered a top pound-for-pound fighter. Stephan Bonnar and Todd Harris, who were calling the fight, were surprised as Benavidez dominated the bout.
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- Demetrious Johnson
- Miguel Torres
- Dominick Cruz