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Benavidez: It’s Going to be a Different Outcome

Written on August 16, 2010 by Clive Wilson

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Following his failure to win over Dominick Cruz on WEC 42, Joseph Benavidez is now on a roll to avenge his loss and claim this time the bantamweight title on WEC 50.

52 will broadcast live from The Pearl, Las Vegas on August 18, featuring the second-rounder face-off of and . Although this is the first time the two have been pitched against each other in a headline fight, their first encounter saw Benavidez dropping a unanimous decision in favor of Cruz. The 26-year old cager from California is now set to get back at the competitor who had knocked him down to a first-ever loss on the WEC.

When asked why he thought he was the right choice for the title shot, the 135-pound athlete said he had proven himself by “finishing two really good guys.” It had also been his dream to win a title since he has joined the sport. And now that he did what he could to change in his field, he is confident he can take Cruz down this time.

“Now I’m a different fighter and I think it’s going to be a different outcome,” he said, “I think it’s destiny…and I’m pumped for this fight.”

But Benavidez also takes note of not underestimating his opponent. He said he has learned from that and now he is more than prepared to “avenge [his] only loss against the belt.” Check out the interview on video via the link after the jump:

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