The black belt in Bjj and judo Jussier Formiga da Silva entered this fight with a record of 20-5-0 (45% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) and he is ranked as the No.5 flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Demetrious Johnson). He fought twice last year losing to Ray Borg (Jussier Formiga vs Ray Borg) and defeating Yuta Sasaki (Jussier Formiga vs Yuta Sasaki).
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do Ben Nguyen, has a mma record of 16-6-0 (81% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class. He lost to Louis Smolka in 2016 (Smolka vs Nguyen) but then he has won over Geane Herrera (Nguyen vs Herrera) and Tim Elliott (Tim Elliott vs Ben Nguyen). Formiga vs Nguyen is on the undercard of Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold – UFC 221. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 221: Romero vs Rockhold
Where: Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
UFC 221 fight card (main fights):
Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold
Mark Hunt vs Curtis Blaydes
Tai Tuivasa vs Cyril Asker
Jingliang Li vs Jake Matthews
Tyson Pedro vs Saparbek Safarov
Jussier Formiga vs Ben Nguyen
Formiga’s previous fight: Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Yuta Sasaki
Nguyen’s previous fight: Tim Elliott vs Ben Nguyen
Formiga’s next fight: Jussier Formiga vs Sergio Pettis
Formiga vs Nguyen Fight Video:
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