UFC on FX 2 Live Blog: Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani Updates

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC on FX 2 live blog for Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani, a flyweight bout on tonight's UFC event from the Allphones Arena in Sydney Australia.

Benavidez (15-2), who defeated Ian Loveland and Eddie Wineland in UFC fights last year, makes the drop down to flyweight in this semifinal bout. Urushitani (19-4-6) is coming off a successful Shooto 123-lb. title defense in July 2011 against Yuki Shoujou.

Check out the live blog below.



Round 1: Benavidez gauges his distance and opens with a stinging body kick. Urushitani charges forward but is stopped in his tracks by a jab. Benavidez is pushing the pace and controlling the action early. Benavidez hustles the fight against the cage and nearly throws Urushitani to the mat. Urushitani stays on his feet but eats a knee on the way out. Benavidez continues forward and muscles Urushitani down. Benavidez is dominating the position, working to mount before transitioning to Urushitani's back. Thirty seconds left and Benavidez is hunting for a rear-naked choke. Urushitani is being outclassed but he manages to survive. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Benavidez.

Round 2: Benavidez blocks a kick and counters with a monstrous right hook. Urushitani is out. Benavidez swarms and that's it.

UFC on FX 2 results: Joseph Benavidez def. Yasuhiro Urushitani via TKO (strikes) at :11 of round 2.

More from MMA Fighting

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker