His sights on the belt, Benavidez back and ready to rock

Submitted by ufc.com on 6-5-18
“Welcome back.”They are the words Joseph Benavidez always expected to hear, but after 18 months on the sidelines, he still appreciates hearing them.“I always knew it was a matter of time, but it was something I waited for,” said the number one flyweight contender, who makes his return this Saturday in Chicago against No. 5-ranked Sergio Pettis. “And not the exact words, but the idea of that is really what kept me going through everything.”“Everything” was the torn ACL that put a momentary halt to a career heading towards a third shot at the 125-p ... Read the Full Article Here

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