Two Flyweight Fights Added To UFC Fight Night 110, Including Joseph Benavidez


A pair of flyweight division attractions have been added to UFC Fight Night 110 as #1 Joseph Benavidez faces #13 Ben Nguyen and #11 John Moraga faces Ashkan Mokhtarian.

Benavidez (25-4-0) will be entering the fight on the strength of a six fight winning streak and he hasn’t suffered a defeat in over three years. Benavidez has only suffered two defeats under the UFC banner, with both of them coming to current UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson.

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Nguyen (15-6-0) has won three of four fights in the UFC, with those wins coming over Geane Herrera, Ryan Benoit and Alptekin Ozkilic. Nguyen is a former Nitro MMA Flyweight Champion, the fighter defeated Reece McClaren to win the gold.

Moraga (16-6-0) will be entering the fight on a three fight losing streak, with those defeats coming to Joseph Benavidez, Matheus Pereira and Sergio Pettis. Moraga hasn’t earned a victory in two-plus years, with his last win coming over Willie Gates at UFC On Fox 13.

Mokhtarian (13-1-0) will be making his UFC debut in this fight and he will be doing so on the strength of a six fight winning streak. Mokhtarian has only seen just one of his fourteen fights as a pro go the distance, that fight came against Shannon McClellan at Eternal MMA 16.

UFC Fight Night 110 takes place on Saturday, June 10 from the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand with Derrick Lewis and Mark Hunt headlining. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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