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UFC 156: Benavidez outlasts McCall

Joseph Benavidez speaks during the UFC 152 pre-fight

(Credit: AP)

In his first 19 professional MMA bouts, Joseph Benavidez has three losses -- two against Dominick Cruz and one against Demetrious Johnson. Cruz is the current UFC bantamweight champion, and Johnson beat Benavidez to win the UFC flyweight title. Two of those losses were via split decision in five-round fights. Not too shabby of a resume, right? Benavidez added to it with a unanimous decision win...

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