Jussier Formiga vs. Joseph Benavidez 2 set for UFC Minneapolis
The flyweight division isn’t dead just yet.
On Wednesday afternoon, UFC officials confirmed a rematch between two of the longest tenured 125-pound fighters in Joseph Benavidez and Jussier Formiga had been added to the upcoming UFC Minneapolis card in June.
Benavidez (27-5), a former two-time title challenger, finished his Brazilian foe with a first-round TKO in their initial scrap in 2013. In his most recent outing, Benavidez pushed his win streak to two with a decision over Dustin Ortiz in January. Prior to this, he finished Alex Perez late in the first round in December. To date, his last loss came in the form of a narrow split decision to Sergio Pettis at UFC 225 last June.
Formiga (23-5) is currently riding a four-fight winning streak inside the Octagon. In his most recent outing, he handed Deiveson Figueiredo his first professional loss with a dominant decision at UFC Nashville last month. Prior to this, fans saw Formiga edge out Pettis while also submitting Ben Nguyen and Ulka Sasaki.
In addition, promotion officials also confirmed a lightweight fight between Drew Dober and Marco Polo Reyes and a heavyweight tilt between Maurice Greene and Junior Albini. A light heavyweight bout between Roman Dolidze and Vinicius Moreira has also been added to the card.
UFC on ESPN 4 will go down inside the Target Center in Minneapolis on June 29. With these latest additions, here is how the rest of the card stands: