Ngannou, Benavidez Earn Title Fights, Might Get Them

Saturday night’s UFC on ESPN event went precisely as planned for Joseph Benavidez and Francis Ngannou. 

In beating Jussier Formiga for the second time, Benavidez added another statement win to a career ledger full of them. Since the 2012 institution of the UFC’s flyweight division, Benavidez has lost just three times: twice to Demetrious Johnson—a conten…

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