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The night’s second flyweight tourney fight will be reffed by Steve Perceval.
Round 1: Benavidez with an inside leg kick. Urushitani circling, looking to counter. Urushitani doing well utilizing his range and staying clear of Benavidez’s strikes so far. Urushitani with a nice counter right as Benavidez moves in. Benavidez bulls Urushitani into the cage; Urushitani defending the takedown well. Benavidez tries for a shoulder throw that Urushitani defends; Benavidez tags him with a knee on the break. Benavidez working hard for a high single; Urushitani defending very well, but he eventually loses the battle and ends up on his back holding half guard. Benavidez passes to side control, then moves to mount after some position fighting. Urushitani gives up his back. Under thirty seconds to go and Benavidez has in the body triangle. Benavidez working for the rear naked with ten seconds left; Urushitani lasts to the bell.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benavidez
Round 2: Benavidez drops Urushitani with a right hook counter off the kick that drops him; Benavidez follows Urushitani down with a torrent of ground and pound that seals the deal.
Joseph Benavidez defeated Yasuhiro Urushitani via TKO (strikes) at :11 of round 2