In the main event and benavidez Figueiredo at the second attempt will try to determine a new champion in the Flyweight division.
In February of this year, these two at the tournament with spectators in Norfolk 169 UFC Fight Night fight for the vacant title, but also on weighing Figueiredo lost the opportunity to win it, outweighing the limit by 1.13 kg. In the second round, the Brazilian was roughly stopped Benavides attacks, but until the decisive moment, both men clashed heads, with the result that Joseph had formed an incision and he significantly passed after that. Maybe if not this encounter, then benavidez would not be knocked out, but not like that before this episode he surely won.
Victory Figueiredo brought his UFC record to 6-1 (3 Ko victory), and benavidez ended a run of three victories after failing a third attempt to become the champion of UFC in the easiest weight.
Forecast for battle
Shock ability Benavides has improved markedly in recent years, but he still has a tendency to fire hoping to hit the opponent “bomb” and knock down. For his trouble, Figueiredo has no trouble with his most powerful punches in response, Davison himself was firing back hard punches and defended well from the takedown of the opponent. When Benavides all once conducted a takedown, the owner of a black belt on BZHZH Figueiredo showed that it is very dangerous for him on earth.
Judging by the first fight, benavidez has the advantages of neither rack, nor on the ground. He could bet on a high pace to wear down the opponent which may run down from velogonki. The problem is that as shown by previous battles, in the third round of knockout power Figueiredo is maintained. And open style Benavides increases the probability that the “God of war” hit the target and become the new champion.
Figueiredo victory in the 2nd round
Davison Figueiredo – Joseph Benavidez
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Mark Diocese – Rafael Fiziev
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Roman Dolidze – Hadith Ibragimov
Grant Dawson – Ned Narimani
Joseph Duffy – Joel Alvarez
Brett Jones – Montel Jackson
Malcolm Gordon – Amir Albazi
Davi Ramos – Armand Tsarukyan
Carlos Filipe – Sergey Spivak