Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2021-03-06, some good exchanges but it is not enough to get three stars: the mma fight Askar Askarov vs Joseph Benavidez gets two.
Benavidez vs Askarov is on the undercard of Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya – UFC 259. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Askar Askarov record
The undefeated freestyle wrestling gold medalist (at Deaflympics of 2017 – he was born deaf and he can’t hear instructions from his corner during a fight) Askar Askarov entered this fight with a professional mma record of 12-0-1 (83% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 flyweight in the world.
He has tied with Brandon Moreno in 2019 (Brandon Moreno vs Askar Askarov) but then he has beat Tim Elliott (Askar Askarov vs Tim Elliott) and Alexandre Pantoja in 2020 (Alexandre Pantoja vs Askar Askarov).
Joseph Benavidez record
His opponent, Joseph Benavidez, has an official record of 28-7-0 (61% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the flyweight division.
The last time he won a fight was against Jussier Formiga in 2019 (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Joseph Benavidez 2), after this match he has lost twice, both against current #1 Flw Deiveson Figueiredo (Joseph Benavidez vs Deiveson Figueiredo I and Deiveson Figueiredo vs Joseph Benavidez II).
Askarov’s next fight: Askar Askarov vs Kai Kara France
Askarov vs Benavidez full fight video or highlights
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UFC 259 info
Event: UFC 259
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
UFC 259 fight card
Here is the UFC 259 full fight card:
Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya
Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson
Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling
Islam Makhachev vs Drew Dober
Thiago Santos vs Aleksandar Rakic
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN / ESPN+)
Dominick Cruz vs Casey Kenney
Song Yadong vs Kyler Phillips
Askar Askarov vs Joseph Benavidez
Rogerio Bontorin vs Kai Kara-France
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Tim Elliott vs Jordan Espinosa
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Carlos Ulberg
Sean Brady vs Jake Matthews
Lívia Renata Souza vs Amanda Lemos
Uros Medic vs Aalon Cruz
Mario Bautista vs Trevin Jones
Askarov vs Benavidez result
Askar Askarov defeated Joseph Benavidez via unanimous decision. Scores were 30–27, 30–27, 30–26.