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Saturday, Feb 29, 2020

UFC Norfolk: Deiveson Figueiredo Takes Out Joseph Benavidez, 125 Title Remains Vacant

Deiveson Figueiredo (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

The UFC’s plan was to have a new, flyweight champ following the promotion’s card in Norfolk. But, Deiveson Figueiredo prevented that from happening by stopping perennial contender, Joseph Benavidez in round two.

Both flyweights came out firing big punches in round one, and after Figueiredo threatened with an armbar, he proceeded to defend a couple of takedown attempts. 

After the fighters clashed heads in round two, which opened a large cut over the left eye of Benavidez, Figueiredo floored him with a huge right. Not long after, the fight was stopped.

Since Figueiredo came in overweight for the title fight on Friday, however, he was ineligible to win the flyweight title.

Here are the complete results for UFC Norfolk.

Deiveson Figueiredo def. Joseph Benavidez via KO (punches) R2, 1:54

Felicia Spencer def. Zarah Fairn via TKO (elbows and punches) R1, 3:37

Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cutelaba via TKO (punches) R1, 0:38

Megan Anderson def. Norma Dumont via KO (punch) R1, 3:31

Grant Dawson def. Darrick Minner via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 1:38

Kyler Phillips def. Gabriel Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Brendan Allen def. Tom Breese via TKO (strikes) R1, 4:47

Marcin Tybura def. Serghei Spivac via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Luis Pena def. Steve Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jordan Griffin def. TJ Brown via technical submission (guillotine choke) R2, 3:38

Spike Carlyle def. Aalon Cruz via TKO (punches) R1, 1:25

Sean Brady def. Ismail Naurdiev via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:15 pm
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