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UFC signs flyweights Ryan Benoit, Josh Sampo for fight at TUF 18 Finale in Las Vegas

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Next week’s Season 18 live finale for “The Ultimate Fighter” has a new flyweight bout added to the docket, and the UFC has two new prospects added to its 125-pound division.

Newcomers Ryan Benoit (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Josh Sampo (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have signed to make their promotional debuts against each other on the card. UFC officials announced the fight booking on Wednesday.


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Post #1   11/20/13 5:55:09PM   

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All of you L2 players should recognize both of these guys.
This has potential to be a very good Flyweight bout. Both guys have done well on the smaller circuits and will be looking to make a name for themselves.

Post #2   11/20/13 6:06:33PM   

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Great signings. Sampo is excellent and Benoit has potential to be amazing if he puts the time in the gym.

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Fly weight is getting a big boost with these two, Montague, Pettis and Campuzano recently.

Post #4   11/20/13 6:31:04PM   

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Nice additions, should be a scrappy fight with both looking to prove their worth. A week and a half's notice doesn't make it easy either. I'm really looking forward to this one

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SICK fight

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Sampo is a beast

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Sampo is damn good

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I know both from league secondary
Both are good.
I think sampo beat Alexis villa

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Posted by prozacnation1978

I know both from league secondary
Both are good.
I think sampo beat Alexis villa



Yes that is correct. Sampo did submit Villa in the 5th Round in a Title fight over at CFA. He since defended that Title against Sam Thao.

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Should be a fun scrap. Just wish Benoit would switch over to Alpha Male. They could turn him into an animal.

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Posted by FastKnockout

Should be a fun scrap. Just wish Benoit would switch over to Alpha Male. They could turn him into an animal.



That would be the perfect camp for him. He's a heavy hitter and Ludwig would tighten his striking up and the others would fix those holes in his game that I think Sampo is going to exploit.

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Post #12   11/20/13 10:43:47PM