Joseph Benavidez vs Deiveson Figueiredo will be the fight between Benavidez and Figueiredo do the vacant UFC flyweight title in Norfolk, Virginia on February 29. The number 1 contender Benavidez is facing Deiveson in a five-round championship main event at Chartway Arena. The 125-pound title was declared vacant after champion Cejudo informed that he is willing to relinquish it in order to pursue the defence of his UFC bantamweight title. To have more insights on this MMA Joseph Benavidez vs Deiveson Figueiredo match, please read our preview below.
One of the best fighters in flyweights of this era, Benavidez has won 13 bouts in the weight class, since 2012, including a 2016 victory over ex-champion Cejudo. After his three wins in a row against Alex Perez, Dustin Ortiz and Jussier Formiga, the 35-year old is given a chance to fight for gold, and this is a tough opportunity for him. Because the opponent is surely very strong and has a 17- 1 record. However, in this fight, a huge advantage will be experienced, and this is where Benavidez is stronger.
FigueiredoDeiveson currently has 17-1 record, he used to be 57kg Jiu-Jitsu Northeast Brazil Champion. Deiveson started his professional career in 2011, his first fights were in Brazil where he managed to win all 11, and then he signed with UFC. His only loss was last year on March against Jussier Formiga by the unanimous decision. But now, he has a great opportunity to fight for gold, because the opponent is surely not the toughest one, and if he would manage to win, it would open new opportunities for the Brazilian. So clearly, the stakes are high for him, but he has already proven to be a great fighter and should use this opportunity.
Joseph Benavidez vs Deiveson Figueiredo H2H
Both fighters have never faced each other before, so this should make the fight even more unpredictable.
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