UFC President Dana White was pretty amazed by Deiveson Figueiredo’s title-earning victory over Joseph Benavidez this evening.
In the primary function of UFC Combat Island 2, Figueiredo and Benavidez collided for a second time with the promotions vacant flyweight title on the line.
In their initially come upon this earlier February, the Brazilian experienced defeated Benavidez by way of TKO, this after an accidental headbutt experienced stunned ‘Joe-Jitsu’. Deiveson Figueiredo experienced also missed excess weight for that initially fight, so Dana White and enterprise determined to e book an rapid rematch.
While several fighters considered that Joseph Benavidez would at last comprehend his aspiration of capturing UFC gold in his fourth try this night, that proved to be considerably from the scenario.
Benavidez was dominated by Figueiredo appropriate from the opening bell, struggling 3 knockdowns right before finally remaining put to slumber by a rear-bare choke.
Even though it was a devastating setback for the enthusiast favored in ‘Joe-Jitsu’, it was a coming out celebration for Figueiredo, one particular which Dana White is pretty enthusiastic about.
“Pure violence,” White reported (via MMAJunkie). “No controversy in this a single. We have pretty unpleasant champions in individuals two divisions now.”
The long term of the UFC men’s flyweight division has seemingly been in dilemma over the earlier two many years, however Dana White assured fans that there is absolutely nothing to stress about now.
“When was the final time I talked about having rid of the (flyweight) division?” White said. “Yeah, it is right here. Seem at how fantastic this dude looked tonight. Seem what he did. (There was) a ton of controversy in the very first struggle from fat to headbutts. (There was) no controversy in this just one. The dude came in and did what he explained he was likely to do towards the No. 2 ranked dude in the world and he appeared damn good carrying out it.”
Deiveson Figueiredo has expressed his interest in perhaps combating for UFC bantamweight gold in the long term, but Dana White states he will have to defend his recently acquired flyweight title a couple of times in advance of getting any tremendous-fights.
“I’d like to see him protect his title a pair situations,” White reported. “Maybe if he defends the title a pair of instances, that’ll be fascinating, yeah.”
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This posting 1st appeared on BJPENN.com on July 18, 2020