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Rumor: Joseph Benavidez vs Tim Elliott set for UFC 172

December 14, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Demetrious Johnson (red gloves) fights Joseph Benavidez (blue gloves) during the flyweight championship bout of the UFC on FOX 9 at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 172 is filling up quickly, and a fantastic Flyweight matchup has just been announced. Former #1 contender, Joseph Benavidez, will look to get back in the win column when he takes on Tim Elliott in Baltimore.

Both men are coming off losses in their most recent bouts. Benavidez fought Demetrious Johnson in a rematch for the Flyweight title back at UFC on FOX 9. The fight ended in jaw-dropping fashion as Demetrious knocked out Benavidez in the first round. The loss has put Benavidez in a bad situation having lost to Johnson twice already.

Tim Elliott is coming off  a decision loss to Ali Bagautinov back at UFC 167. The fight was very closely contested, but Elliott could not do enough to walk away with the victory. The loss snapped his two fight winning streak and brought him to the back of the line in terms of title contention. With a win over Benavidez, Elliott would be right back in the mix.

UFC 172 will take place on April 26th in Baltimore, Maryland. In the main event of the evening, the UFC Light Heavyweight title is on the line as Jon Jones takes on Glover Teixeira. Jones will be looking to defend his Light Heavyweight title for a record seventh time.

Topics: Ali Bagautinov, Demetrious Johnson, Joseph Benavidez, Tim Elliott, UFC, UFC 172

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