Benavidez and Cejudo to coach TUF 24 flyweights, winner gets title shot
<p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.ufc.com/news/Flyweights-to-be-featured-on-Season-24-of-TUF">The UFC announced Wednesday</a> the details of the next season of The Ultimate Fighter.</p>
<p dir="ltr"><em>The Ultimate Fighter: Season 24 </em>will feature a tournament between sixteen flyweights with the winner earning a shot at the 125-pound title against arguably the pound-for-pound king Demetrious Johnson. The title fight will be the main event of the season finale on December 3 in Las Vegas. The competitors will be coached by #1 ranked flyweight Joseph Benavidez and #2 ranked Henry Cejudo.</p>
<p dir="ltr">Benavidez (24-4) and Cejudo (10-1), who have both unsuccessfully challenged Johnson for the title, will be facing each other at the end of the season in the co-main event of the season finale. Benavidez is on a five-fight win streak with his latest win being a unanimous-decision over Zach Makovsky. Cejudo, on the other hand, is coming off of his only professional defeat to the current champion. Prior to that, the Olympic gold-medalist had won four straight in the UFC.</p>
<em>The Ultimate Fighter 24</em> will premier on FOX Sports 1 on August 31.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.