On his way to tying Demetrious Johnson’s record for the most wins at flyweight, Joseph Benavidez made the most of his sequel with Jussier Formiga. While the speedy Formiga got in his fair share of shots, it looked at times as if Benavidez had already solved the riddle; like a video game he’s played a hundred times.
“He fought how I thought he would. Very safe, very methodical, very smart, very technical. His distance and his timing in and out was very good. But I knew that was coming if you see his fights.”
With the win, Benavidez also moves into second place for the most finishes in his division, with two of the most exciting ones coming over Formiga.