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Coming soon: UFC on Fox 9
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis might not be on the card -- he was originally scheduled to take on challenger TJ Grant; injuries knocked both out of the event -- but UFC on Fox 9 still boasts a title fight as its headliner. That would be for the flyweight crown, currently held by Demetrious Johnson. The man he beat to earn it? Joseph Benavidez, who just so happens to be Johnson's opponent this week. Will Benavidez get revenge? How will the other fights be decided?
Dominick Cruz hasn't entered the octagon since October of 2011, which means his top spot in the division is up for grabs. Our experts have Renan Barao as MMA's top bantamweight, but is he your pick? What about Tyson Nam, who's entered the top 10 after winning his first two professional fights? Click our photos below to set your rankings!
MMA bantamweight fighters
Faber vs. Barao
Urijah Faber and Renan Barao will face off for the UFC's interim bantamweight championship.
Boetsch vs. Lombard
Hector Lombard's first UFC event comes against Tim Boetsch, who won against Yushin Okami at UFC 144.
Riddle vs. Clements
Both Matt Riddle and Chris Clements are coming off wins in prior UFC events -- Riddle against Henry Martinez at UFC 143, and Clements against Keith Wisniewski at UFC 145.
Ebersole vs. Head
James Head was originally supposed to face Claude Patrick, but an injury bumped Brian Ebersole up to be his opponent.
McGee vs. Ring
Nick Ring and Court McGee are looking to avenge losses -- for Ring, his loss to Tim Boetsch was his first, while McGee's defeat against Constantinous Philippou was his second.
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