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Joseph Benavidez to Scrap Zach Makovsky Next

Kelsey Mowatt

Joseph Benavidez

UFC 196 has picked up a compelling, flyweight scrap, as Joseph Benavidez will take on fellow contender Zach Makovsky.

The promotion has confirmed the match-up via its official site.

Mr. Benavidez (24-4) continues to hold down the #1 contender spot, thanks to a four fight winning streak, which most recently saw him decision Ali Bagautinov.

Makovsky (19-6) hasn’t fought since last May when he lost by UD to contender John Dodson. Makovsky is 3-2 in his last 5 bouts and is ranked #8 at 125.

So, that’s a nice addition to the February 6th card, which will feature a rematch between Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum. UFC 196 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena.


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