Some may possibly presently consider Deiveson Figueiredo the UFC flyweight champion given that he concluded Joseph Benavidez again in February, but the Brazilian knockout artist unsuccessful to make body weight for that bout and under no circumstances bought his palms on the gold belt. Fortunately, Figueiredo will have an additional chance tomorrow evening (Sat., July 18, 2020) at UFC Battle Island 2 are living on ESPN+/ESPN from inside Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, when he normally takes on Benavidez in a rematch for the vacant 125-pound strap.
It isn’t the largest most important party of 2020, particularly as the marketing will come off UFC 251 and its 1.3 million PPV purchases, but Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 should really continue to get the blood boiling. Not only was their initial struggle wildly entertaining for the two rounds it lasted, but the rematch has supplied both equally fighters the possibility to hone their techniques for a different clash of mind and brawn.
Foremost into this weekend’s flyweight title reboot the marketing has opened its vault and produced the most effective finishes in the UFC job of Figueiredo (proven higher than). As the most devastating electricity puncher in the flyweight division right now Figueiredo has generated some unforgettable stoppages inside of the Octagon. From his aforementioned end around Benavidez to his crushing TKO get above previous title challenger John Moraga, the Brazilian fighter has swiftly develop into the most violent fighter at 125 lbs.
Immediately after stepping on the scales early Friday (see it Listed here) to make his title rematch with Benavidez official Figueiredo is completely ready to claim his very first UFC environment title. It will be up to Benavidez to confirm that the initially battle was a fluke.
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