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Joseph Benavidez-Darren Uyenoyama Placed On UFC On FOX 7 Card

Flyweight contenders Joseph Benavidez and Darren Uyenoyama have signed to meet at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez. The card takes place April 20 from San Jose.

The bout will likely be placed on the prelims, unless they try to add an extra fight to the FOX-televised main card.

Benavidez (17-3) was dealt his first UFC loss last year when he was defeated by Demetrious Johnson in the finals of the UFC flyweight title tournament. He rebounded to defeat Ian McCall earlier this year.

Uyenoyama (8-3) has posted victories in each of his two UFC bouts. He recently moved down from bantamweight.

Also, UFC officials confirmed Francisco Rivera (9-2) and Hugo Viana (7-0) in a bantamweight tilt between a pair of 2-0 UFC fighters.