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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?
Aldo vs. Mendes
Jose Aldo seeks to continue his 13-match winning streak, while Chad Mendes will look to preserve his undefeated record.
Johnson vs. Belfort
Vitor Belfort lost to Anderson Silva at UFC 126, but defeated Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133 later that year. Anthony Johnson's last two fights were dominating victories over Charlie Brenneman and Dan Hardy.
Massenzio vs. Palhares
Both Mike Massenzio and Rousimar Palhares enter this fight having won their previous matches. Massenzio beat Steve Cantwell by decision, while Palhares won a decision over Dan Miller.
Etim vs. Barboza
Edson Barboza enters this fight undefeated, but he'll have his hands full with Terry Etim, who has won UFC's Submission of the Night award a record four times.
Tavares vs. Stout
Thiago Tavares and Sam Stout both enter this fight with knockout wins in their previous bouts.