TORONTO - They say everything happens for a reason, and it would seem Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson subscribe to that theory.
It may have taken them a night or two to get fully on board, but the flyweights, who co-headline Saturday's UFC 152 pay-per-view event, are there now - even though they once had top billing on the card.
Benavidez and Johnson were hit with shrapnel after UFC 151, originally slated for Sept. 1, was canceled last month.
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The UFC hosts a special "UFC 152: Benavidez vs. Johnson" kickoff news conference today, and you can watch a live stream of the event at MMAjunkie.com.
Today's event takes place at Massey Hall in Toronto. UFC 152 takes place Sept. 22 at Air Canada Centre. Attendees include UFC 152 headliners Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson, as well as co-main event middleweights Michael Bisping and Brian Stann, plus Rory MacDonald and UFC director of Canadian operations Tom Wright.
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