Joseph Benavidez to Battle Deiveson Figueiredo Next
By FCF Staff
Joseph Benavidez has been booked for a quick turn-around fight, following his stoppage win over Alex Perez last weekend.
The UFC’s announced that Benavidez will take on fellow flyweight contender, Deiveson Figueiredo, January 26th at UFC 233.
Prior to his win over Perez, Benavidez (26-5) dropped a split decision loss to Sergio Pettis in June. The highly regarded fighter is 4-1 in his last 5 bouts.
Figueiredo (15-0) has won all four of his UFC appearances to date. Most recently he stopped John Moraga in August.
UFC 233 will take place in Anaheim, California.
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