Joseph Benavidez entered this fight with a professional mma record of 28-5-0 (61% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 flyweight in the world. He was defeated by Sergio Pettis in 2018 (Joseph Benavidez vs Sergio Pettis) but then he has won three fights beating Dustin Ortiz (Joseph Benavidez vs Dustin Ortiz 2) and Jussier Formiga da Silva in 2019 (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Joseph Benavidez 2).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj Deiveson Figueiredo, has an official record of 17-1-0 (82% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. ‘Daico / Deus da Guerra’ Figueiredo fought three times last year suffering his first loss, against Jussier Formiga da Silva (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Deiveson Figueiredo), but then he beat Alexandre Pantoja (Alexandre Pantoja vs Deiveson Figueiredo) and Tim Elliott (Deiveson Figueiredo vs Tim Elliott). Benavidez vs Figueiredo, main event of UFC Fight Night 169, is valid for the vacant UFC flyweight title (only for Benavidez since Figueiredo missing weight). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 169: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
Where: Chartway Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Division: catchweight (127.5 lbs, 57.8 kg)
Title: vacant UFC Flyweight Championship
Benavidez’s previous fight: Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Joseph Benavidez 2
Figueiredo’s previous fight: Deiveson Figueiredo vs Tim Elliott
Their next fight: Deiveson Figueiredo vs Joseph Benavidez 2
Benavidez vs Figueiredo Fight Video:
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