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MMA Crossfire – Benavidez vs Bagautinov, Namajunas vs Hill added to UFC 192

Flyweights Joseph Benavidez and Ali Bagautinov, along with strawweights Rose Namajunas (3-2-0) and Angela Hill (2-1-0) have been added to  Houston’s UFC 192.

October 3rd is the date to circle on the calendar.

Benavidez, who has challenged champion Demetrious Johnson twice, will attempt to work his way back into the title shot conversation with his fellow Russian opponent.

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Namajunas and Hill both members of Team Melendez on Season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF 20).  Namajunas lost in the tournament  finals to Carla Esparza, while Hill also lost to Esparza in the opening prelim elimination bout.

Namajunas’ fight with  Nina Ansaroff atUFC 187 was cancelled due to Ansaroff missing weight and falling ill.

Angela Hill
Angela Hill of the United States punches Tecia Torres of the United States in their women’s strawweight bout during the UFC 188 event at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico on June 13, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Hill defeated Emily Kagan at the TUF 20 Finale and lost a unanimous decision to Tecia Torres at UFC 188.

With Johnson defending the belt against John Dodson at UFC 191, the winner of Benavidez vs Bagautinov will likely leapfrog into the title shot conversation.

Joseph Benavidez signs an autograph in a file photo. KENAI ANDREWS/MMA Crossfire.
Joseph Benavidez signs an autograph in a file photo. KENAI ANDREWS/MMA Crossfire.

The #2-ranked Benavidez comes in with  three-fight win streak, while Bagautinov has won eleven of his last twelve fights. He lost to Johnson at UFC 174.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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