The below statement was issued via the official website for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The new lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis was set to make his first UFC title defense against top contender and former StrikeForce Champion Josh Punk Thomson, but that has been cancelled as of now. Anthony Pettis recently earned the title with an incredible arm bar stoppage over Benson Henderson.
The flyweight title fight rematch between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez has now been moved to Dec. 14. It was originally slated to be the main event of the TUF Finale on Nov. 30. It will now serve as the FOX 9 main event in Benavidez’ hometown of Sacramento.
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