Date: December 14th, 2013

Venue: Sleep Train Arena
City: Sacramento, California

 

 

 

Fight Card:

Main Event – UFC Flyweight Title:
Flyweight: Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Joseph Benavidez

Bantamweight: Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald

Welterweight: Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown
Featherweight: Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz
Flyweight: Scott Jorgensen vs. Ian McCall
Lightweight: Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig
Lightweight: Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza
Welterweight: Court McGee vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Heavyweight: Todd Duffee vs. Brendan Schaub
Flyweight: John Moraga vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Lightweight: Abel Trujillo vs. Roger Bowling 

 

Event Information:

Originally this event was to feature the UFC Lightweight title bout between the current champion Anthony Pettis and top contender TJ Grant was targeted for this event. However, Grant revealed in mid-September that he has yet to be medically cleared after suffering a concussion in training and would not be eligible to compete on December 14 and opted to decline the bout. Pettis was then expected to face Josh Thomson in the event headliner. In mid November new broke that Pettis had sustained a serious knee injury which would prevent him fighting at UFC on Fox 9 and so the UFC decided to postpone the lightweight championship bout. Instead, the main event for UFC on Fox 9 will now feature the UFC Flyweight championship rematch between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez.

Co-featured on the card will be a bout between top bantamweight contenders Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald.

Ian McCall was expected to face Scott Jorgensen at the event. However, McCall was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by John Dodson.