#UFC Fight Night 126 #Conor McGregor #Donald Cerrone #UFC 221 #UFC on Fox 28 #Yancy Medeiros #ONE Championship 68 #FNG

Joseph Benavidez-Darren Uyenoyama, Francisco Rivera-Hugo Viana Set for UFC on Fox 7



The UFC on Fox 7 fight bill continues to grow, as UFC officials this week announced the addition of two new bouts to the April 20 event.

The show takes place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., and will see former flyweight title challenger Joseph Benavidez square off with Darren Uyenoyama, while bantamweight Francisco Rivera locks horns with fellow heavy-hitter Hugo Viana. The UFC on Fox 7 main card airs live on Fox’s flagship network and is headlined by a lightweight title confrontation pitting Benson Henderson against former Strikeforce belt holder Gilbert Melendez.

Benavidez, 28, has lost to just two men in his six years of competition, coming up short against bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz twice before dropping a split decision to Demetrious Johnson in their UFC 152 showdown for the vacant flyweight title. The Team Alpha Male standout rebounded from that defeat to top the formerly top-ranked Ian McCall on Feb. 2, snatching a unanimous decision from “Uncle Creepy” at UFC 156.

Five years older than his foe, Uyenoyama rides a three-fight winning streak into his showdown with Benavidez, debuting in the UFC with an upset victory over Kid Yamamoto in 2011 and then submitting British talent Phil Harris this past October at UFC on FX 5.

Rivera saw a knockout victory over Roland Delorme changed to a no-contest last summer after testing positive for an over-the-counter stimulant at UFC 149. “Cisco” returned to the cage at UFC 156 against Edwin Figueroa, earning a second-round knockout over “El Feroz” after hitting the canvas in the opening stanza.

Known in Brazil as “Hugo Wolverine,” Viana has yet to taste defeat in seven pro outings. The bantamweight made his Octagon debut last year following a stint on “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil,” outpointing John Teixeira da Conceicao at UFC 147 before knocking out Reuben Duran on Dec. 15 at the “TUF 16” finale.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Israel Adesanya meets Marvin Vettori at UFC on FOX 29 in Arizona

  • a day ago
  • 23 views

UFC officials aren’t waiting long to get “The Last Stylebender” back in the cage. read news >>

UFC on FOX 28: Emmett vs. Stephens Weigh-in Video | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 10 views

Watch the UFC on FOX 28: Emmett vs. Stephens ceremonial weigh-in, which took place on Friday in Orlando, Fla. read news >>

UFC on FOX 28 ceremonial weigh-in video highlights, photos with big showdowns in Orlando

  • 23 hours ago
  • 11 views

Check out our exclusive highlights video and photo gallery from the UFC on FOX 28 ceremonial weigh-ins in Orlando. read news >>

10 reasons to watch UFC on FOX 28, where all-out war is all but guaranteed

  • 21 hours ago
  • 9 views

Here are 10 reasons to watch UFC on FOX 28, where you can expect fireworks among Jeremy Stephens, Josh Emmett, Mike Perry, and Max Griffin. read news >>

UFC-Orlando breakdown: Betting advice, possible prop bets and fantasy studs

  • 20 hours ago
  • 7 views

MMAjunkie’s Dan Tom provides a breakdown of UFC on FOX 28’s bouts. Today, we look at betting and fantasy options for the card. 1 2 read news >>

UFC on FOX 28 discussion thread

  • 10 hours ago
  • 5 views

UFC on FOX 28 takes place today in Orlando, Fla., and you can discuss the event here. read news >>

Video: Commentator Jon Anik breaks down UFC on FOX 28 with MMAjunkie

  • 10 hours ago
  • 10 views

UFC play-by-play voice Jon Anik sat down with MMAjunkie in Orlando to break down tonight’s main card at UFC on FOX 28. read news >>

UFC on FOX 28 play-by-play and live results (4:15 p.m. ET)

  • 10 hours ago
  • 8 views

Check out live play-by-play and official results from UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando, Fla. read news >>

UFC on FOX 28's Sam Alvey explains the deal with 'Hey, Soul Sister' and defends Jar Jar Binks (seriously)

  • 9 hours ago
  • 13 views

Sam Alvey talks about why he walks out to “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train and sticks up for much-maligned Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks. read news >>

Who ya got?! Fighters predict Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 28

  • 9 hours ago
  • 35 views

Who wins the UFC on FOX 28 headliner between Jeremy Stephens and Josh Emmett? Fellow fighters gave us their picks. read news >>