UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo suggests he took Joseph Benavidez’s soul and closed the casket.
Figueiredo and Benavidez did struggle in a rematch on July 18. The bout was contested for the vacant UFC flyweight championship. Figueiredo defeated Benavidez by means of TKO in the first bout but he did not win the 125-pound gold as he failed to make weight. This time, his body weight was on issue and Figueiredo obliterated Benavidez, choking him out in the opening frame to come to be the UFC flyweight champion.
Deiveson Figueiredo Feels He Took Joseph Benavidez’s Soul
Figueiredo spoke to MMAFighting following his title victory about Benavidez. The freshly minted 125-pound king claims he closed the casket (by means of Bloody Elbow).
“I understood that when I obtained the initial knockdown he’d reduce conscience of what was going on inside the cage and I’d be ready to do whatsoever I required with him,” Figueiredo claimed of Benavidez in a publish-combat job interview with MMA Combating. “And it occurred. I knocked him down three periods. His soul wasn’t in his physique any longer. And then I took what was left and closed the casket.”
With the victory, Figueiredo scoops up his to start with UFC championship. He is now riding a four-battle profitable streak. He hasn’t experienced a decline since March 2019. That was a unanimous selection defeat to Jussier Formiga and it is the only loss in his pro MMA career up to this stage.
Figueiredo has been setting up his resume and hopes to prove he’s the gold normal at flyweight for years to arrive. He’s beaten Benavidez twice, Tim Elliott, and Alexandre Pantoja just to name a couple. Time will inform who is next for Figueiredo. Names this sort of as Brandon Moreno and Askar Askarov are at the top rated of the checklist. A person just can’t rule out a prospective move down for former UFC bantamweight winner Cody Garbrandt either.