Flyweight contender Deiveson Figueiredo will attempt to sign up back again-to-again victories about rival Joseph Benavidez, and in the process seize the UFC flyweight title on “UFC Battle Island” on Saturday evening.
Figueiredo (18-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will take on Benavidez (28-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) for the vacant 125-pound strap at UFC on ESPN+ 30, which will take put Saturday at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The occasion will stream dwell on ESPN+.
In advance of their flyweight title rematch, we consider a look at four fights that have helped determine Figueiredo’s MMA occupation to date.
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Jarred Brooks at UFC Struggle Evening 119 – Oct. 28, 2017
Figueiredo’s second battle in the UFC observed him take on Jarred Brooks in a battle of undefeated soaring contenders at 125 lbs . and, as you may well have envisioned, the pair served up a tightly-contested fight that went all the way to the scorecards in Sao Paulo.
Soon after 3 hard-fought rounds, Figueiredo obtained the nod by way of split conclusion, even nevertheless the 1st scorecard introduced all 3 rounds to Brooks. At that stage, Figueiredo was extra than a small nervous that he had shed the battle.
“It was a tricky battle,” Figueiredo said following the struggle. “I believed, by the close, that I’d misplaced. But I celebrated in any case.
“Yes, I was (nervous I had lost). But I imagine a person working day I’ll have to eliminate. If I’d dropped, it’d be with honor since I fought to the close and did not give up. Fortunately, I received the win. Thankfully, he explained I was likely to arrive out crying, but he was the 1 who remaining crying.”
After that scare, Figueiredo held on to his unbeaten history and moved on to deal with more unbeaten opposition in his up coming struggle, determined to go away no question in excess of his victory.
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