For UFC president Dana White, booking Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez II was never in query.
Figueiredo and Benavidez collided back in February. The bout was supposed to be for the vacant UFC flyweight title. A new champion would’ve only been crowned had Benavidez received as Figueiredo missed excess weight. Figueiredo ended up stopping Benavidez in the second stanza.
Dana White Talks Scheduling Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez II
White spoke to reporters ahead of UFC on ESPN+ 30 and stated why he didn’t be reluctant when it arrived to matching up Figueiredo and Benavidez a next time (by means of MMAJunkie).
“It was every little thing (from the initial battle that produced the rematch),” White reported. “That battle was a no-brainer to redo. We experienced to redo it. So right here we are. Now everything’s excellent. No excuses, no controversy, hopefully – with any luck ,, we solution all the thoughts (Saturday) night time.”
Quite a few are of the perception that this will be Benavidez’s last UFC title option. Benavidez has admitted that this is likely his last crack at UFC gold but he intends on making the most of it by ultimately capturing the gold that has eluded him in the course of his pro MMA profession.
As for Figueiredo, he’ll be wanting to finish what he began. The narrative heading into the rematch has been the performance of an accidental headbutt in the to start with face amongst Figueiredo and Benavidez. Figueiredo has downplayed the idea that the headbutt adjusted the end result of the battle.
Benavidez admits that Figueiredo’s demeanor in the direction of the headbutt has bothered him. Even though Benavidez suggests issues aren’t individual with Figueiredo, he tends to make it obvious that he does not like his foe.
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