UFC Fight Island 2: Deiveson Figueiredo Crushes Joseph Benavidez to Win Flyweight Title
By FCF Staff
There shouldn’t be any questions about Deiveson Figueiredo’s second victory over Joseph Benavidez tonight, as the flyweight ran through the perennial contender to win the UFC’s flyweight title.
Figueiredo dropped Benavidez several times in the opening round of the UFC Fight Island 2 headliner, and eventually choked the rugged vet out with a rear-naked-choke.
With the win, Figueiredo secured the vacant, flyweight title.
Figueiredo also stopped Benavidez in February, but because he missed weight for the fight, he didn’t win the flyweight belt. An accidental headbutt shortly before that fight’s final moments, also left questions about the win.
Here are the complete results for UFC Fight Island 2, which took place in Abu Dhabi.
Deiveson Figueiredo def. Joseph Benavidez via technical submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 4:48
Jack Hermansson def. Kelvin Gastelum via submission (heelhook) R1, 1:18
Rafael Fiziev def. Marc Diakiese via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Ariane Lipski def. Luana Carolina via submission (kneebar) R1, 1:28
Askar Askarov def. Alexandre Pantoja via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Roman Dolidze def. Khadis Ibragimov via TKO (knee & punches) R1, 4:15
Grant Dawson def. Nad Darimani via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Joel Alvarez def. Joe Duffy via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 2:25
Brett Johns def. Montel Jackson (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) via unanimous decision
Amir Albazi def. Malcolm Gordon via submission (triangle-choke) R1, 4:42
Arman Tsarukyan def. Davi Ramos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Serghei Spivac def. Carlos Feilpe via majority decision (28-29, 29-27, 29-27)