Two bouts have been added to October’s UFC 192, as flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez faces Ali Bagautinov and women’s strawweight top five Rose Namajunas squares off with Angela Hill.
Benavidez-Bagautinov, Namajunas-Hill set for UFC 192
Following an initial report from the Houston Chronicle, UFC officials confirmed the news on Monday.
Benavidez has won three-straight since losing to champ Demetrious Johnson for the second time in late 2013, with a stoppage win over Tim Elliot, and two decisions over contenders Dustin Ortiz and John Moraga.
Bagautinov last fought Johnson for the title back in June 2014 but tested positive for banned substances and has been out of action since. He also owns a win over former top contender John Lineker, who now fights at bantamweight.
Namajunas lost her debut this past December at the TUF 21 Finale to Carla Esparza when they fought for the inaugural strawweight championship. This will be her second outing in the promotion.
Hill is 1-1 in the UFC — she had a dominant victory in her official debut also at the TUF 21 Finale, but recently dropped a loss to top contender Tecia Torres this past June at UFC 188.
The card placement for these bouts are unknown at this time.
UFC 192 takes place live from the Toyota Arena in Houston, TX on Oct. 3. In the main event, Daniel Cormier defends his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson.