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UFC Fight Night 28 Live Blog: Joseph Benavidez vs. Jussier Formiga

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Joseph Benavidez tries for his third straight UFC win at UFC Fight Night 28.
Joseph Benavidez tries for his third straight UFC win at UFC Fight Night 28.
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This is the UFC Fight Night 28 live blog for Joseph Benavidez vs. Jussier Formiga, a flyweight bout at Wednesday night's UFC event at the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Benavidez, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Formiga, who is 1-1 in his UFC career, on the main card.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 28 live blog below.


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Round 1: Mario Yamasaki is the third man in the cage. Benavidez pumps his jab and tosses out a front kick. Benavidez wades inside with a combination. Formiga shakes it off and circles. Benavidez ducks under a right, then eats another right. Formiga blocks a head kick. Another exchange but neither fighter gets the best of it. Benavidez whiffs on a right hook. Benavidez cracks Formiga one-two, then drops him with a knee! Benavidez swarms. Formiga turtles up and eats shot after shot. Yamasaki steps in. This one is over. Another knockout for Team Alpha Male.

UFC Fight Night 28 results: Joseph Benavidez def. Jussier Formiga via TKO (knee and punches) at 3:07 of round 1.