The black belt in Bjj and judo Jussier Formiga da Silva entered this fight with a pro mma record of 23-5-0 (43% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) and he is ranked as the No.1 flyweight in the world. He lost to Ray Borg in 2017 (Formiga vs Borg) but then he has won four fights beating Sergio Pettis (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Sergio Pettis) and Deiveson Figueiredo in his last two (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Deiveson Figueiredo).
His opponent, Joseph Benavidez, has a record of 27-5-0 (59% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.2 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Sergio Pettis last year (Joseph Benavidez vs Sergio Pettis) but then he has won over Alex Perez (Joseph Benavidez vs Alex Perez) and Dustin Ortiz (Joseph Benavidez vs Dustin Ortiz 2). In their first bout Benavidez had beat Formiga via tko (September 4, 2013 – Joseph Benavidez vs Jussier Formiga da Silva I); this second fight is on the undercard of Francis Ngannou vs Junior dos Santos – UFC on ESPN 3. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on ESPN 3: Ngannou vs. dos Santos
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
Formiga’s previous fight: Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Deiveson Figueiredo
Benavidez’s previous fight: Joseph Benavidez vs Dustin Ortiz 2
Formiga vs Benavidez Fight Video:
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