First UFC flyweight title bout booked
The first flyweight title fight in UFC history has been booked for Sept. 22 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
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Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson will look to become the promotion's first 125-pound champion in the main event of UFC 152. UFC officials confirmed the news Friday in addition to a middleweight tilt between Michael Bisping and Brian Stann.
The UFC added the flyweight division in early 2012, kicking off a four-man mini tournament to determine the first title contenders.
Benavidez (16-2) earned his way to the title fight with a second-round TKO victory over Yasuhiro Urushitani in March. The former bantamweight has lost only two fights in his career; both to 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz.
Johnson (15-2) took a slightly longer route. He originally was awarded a decision over Ian McCall in March, but an error on the scorecards revealed the contest was actually scored a draw.
An immediate rematch was booked for June, when Johnson claimed a unanimous decision.