In about 60 days, Joseph Benavidez will get a second crack at the UFC’s flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. As the countdown to the rematch begins, Benavidez is feeling confident with each passing practice.
“I feel myself getting better with each practice and then it shows in the fight, and that is where it really counts,” said Benavidez to Bleacher Report. “You build momentum with the fans because of what happens in the cage, but I can also feel it in practice. I want to get better every day and I can feel myself improving as I go along.”
Since the first defeat, Benavidez has taken three straight wins this year. He will enter the Octagon off finishes of Darren Uyenoyama and Jussier Formiga.
Johnson, a former bantamweight, is the inaugural champion. His two title defenses have come from John Dodson and John Moraga.
They’ll fight November 30 on The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. It comes from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV.