Joseph Benavidez will face Tim Elliott at UFC 172

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Joseph Benavidez will try to bounce back from his UFC flyweight title loss when he faces Tim Elliott at UFC 172 on April 26, according to UFC officials Monday.

Benavidez was knocked out in the first round by UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC on FOX 9 this past December. He has won three of his past five fights.

Elliott, who has won two of his past four fights, lost via unanimous decision to Ali Bagautinov at UFC 167 this past November.

Jon Jones will defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira in the main event.

The UFC 172 fight card looks like this now:
Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira
Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Yancy Medeiros vs. Joe Ellenberger
Max Holloway vs. Andre Fili
Jessamyn Duke vs. Bethe Correia
Joseph Benavidez vs. Tim Elliott

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