Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall Verbally Agreed for UFC 156 Super Bowl Weekend

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BuffaloDave
12/3/12 10:47:51PM
Two of the top flyweights in the world will finally meet at UFC 156 as Joseph Benavidez squares off against Ian McCall on Super Bowl weekend 2013.

Sources close to the fight confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that verbal agreements are in place for the Feb 2 showdown.

Benavidez and McCall have been long attached to one another even before either of them were fighting at 125lbs in the UFC.

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BuffaloDave
12/3/12 10:48:44PM
This would be one helluva a fight to open the main card!
shaneTpain
12/3/12 10:49:59PM
Now THATS a fight
Budgellism
12/3/12 10:56:01PM
This just cheered me up

What an awesome fight.
FastKnockout
12/3/12 11:01:17PM
Music to my ears.
DrivenDavies15
12/3/12 11:42:22PM
Sweet fight, this will be a war! I love Benavidez but really want to see Uncle Creepy get the win here.
Poor_Franklin
12/3/12 11:52:13PM
woohoo
tcunningham
12/4/12 12:18:40AM
i agree with everyone, this is a great fight. i'll be picking benavidez but i like both fighters.
Bubbles
12/4/12 12:27:53AM
#1 contender fight?
Gogoplatapus
12/4/12 12:31:11AM
What a sick card. Can't wait to get to Vegas.
cowcatcher
12/4/12 12:38:05AM
This is the fight I expected for the belt after the 4 man tourney, I'm glad it's happening, should be non-stop fun to watch.
jae_1833
12/4/12 12:51:44AM
Soo badass!!
frizzzlecake
12/4/12 1:01:53AM
jakewalters
12/4/12 1:26:42AM
YEAAA!!!! I hope winner gets the next crack at the title. Truly the two top contenders at flyweight.
DeadHead988
12/4/12 1:48:56AM
I would really love to see Ian McCall as the flyweight champ, I hope this is his first step on the way back to the title
aussiemma
12/4/12 3:53:23AM
at first i wasn't sold on the flyweight guys, but the more i see the fights the bigger fan i have become. They are seriously like energizer bunnies.
sparky
12/4/12 7:24:13AM
Joey B is going to dismantle Uncle Creepy.

WAR JOEY B
prozacnation1978
12/4/12 8:20:22AM
Very nice fight
Too bad it won't be on main card
With the sacrifice of Ufc 151
Ufc is starting to stack the ppv and learn
From their mistakes
BillsNewAccount
12/4/12 10:27:41AM
Big-head-avidas by little man rage.

I hope Uncle Creepy can pull it off though.
Bubbles
12/4/12 11:51:04AM

Posted by prozacnation1978

Very nice fight
Too bad it won't be on main card
With the sacrifice of Ufc 151
Ufc is starting to stack the ppv and learn
From their mistakes


not on the main card????
How can this fight be on the prelims?
They need to keep promoting
the smaller guys
to build the division and contenders
and these are 2 of the best FLY
And this fight will be awesome
bjj1605
12/4/12 4:05:05PM

Posted by aussiemma

at first i wasn't sold on the flyweight guys, but the more i see the fights the bigger fan i have become. They are seriously like energizer bunnies.



I'm still not crazy about flyweight fights. Knockouts really do seem to be rare and they all seem to have trouble holding each other down.

This could be a good one though.
JLS1980
12/4/12 5:16:29PM

Posted by cowcatcher

This is the fight I expected for the belt after the 4 man tourney, I'm glad it's happening, should be non-stop fun to watch.



I was thinking the same thing. I originally thought it would be Benavidez vs McCall for the belt. Now we get to see what would have happened.