More fights are coming to Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sat., Sept. 17, 2016) when UFC Fight Night 94: “Poirier vs. Johnson” storms State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. MMAmania.com’s Patrick Stumberg continues the UFC Fight Night 94 “Prelims” party with the second (and final) installment of a two-part undercard preview series.
The most-stacked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) division churns out another quality scrap this weekend (Sat., Sept. 17, 2016) as Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson battle it out in the FOX Sports 1-televised main event of UFC Fight Night 94 inside State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
In the co-main event, Derek Brunson will collide with Uriah Hall at Middleweight, while former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Featherweight champion, Rick Glenn, will make his Octagon debut against Lightweight stalwart Evan Dunham.
Before all that, though, we’ve got four “Prelims” undercard matches to set the table on FOX Sports 1 to complement the two Fight Pass bouts we examined yesterday right here. Scroll down and let’s get into it:
145 lbs.: Gabriel Benitez vs. Sam Sicilia
Gabriel Benitez (18-5) — represented Team Mexico on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): “Latin America” — took out Diego Rivas in the quarterfinals before dropping a decision to Leonardo Morales in the semifinals. “Moggly” bounced back with two wins in two UFC appearances, but fell short against Andre Fili in Nov. 2015.
His 15 finishes are split 9/6 between submissions and knockouts.
An eight-second knockout in the elimination round got TUF 15 run for Sam Sicilia (14-6) off to a great start, only for Chris Saunders to end it via upset in the Round of 16. He has gone 5-5 in the promotion itself, most recently suffering a knockout loss to top prospect Doo Ho Choi.
He has knocked out eight opponents overall.
Sicilia really isn’t very good. ….View full article
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