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Figueiredo Says No Title Shot For ‘No Love’

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After Deiveson Figueiredo choked out Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Island 2 on July 18 (see it again here), Cody Garbrandt …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo says Cody Garbrandt title shot would be ‘unfair,’ issues warning to flyweight contenders

Deiveson Figueiredo claimed the flyweight belt with a dominant victory over Joseph Benavidez. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

Deiveson Figueiredo received a hero’s welcome in his return to Brazil …read more

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Cody Garbrandt says he’s the number one contender at 125lbs, wants Deiveson Figueiredo next

Cody Garbrandt believes he is the number one contender at flyweight and wants the next title shot. After Deiveson Figueiredo beat Joseph Benavidez many wondered what would be next for …read more

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‘No Love’ Eyes Flyweight Drop, Figueiredo Title Fight Next

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Watching his friend and training partner Joseph Benavidez get finished twice by the same man was likely pretty hard for Cody Garbrandt. Which is …read more

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Alex Perez explains why he deserves title shot against Deiveson Figueiredo: “I’m finishing guys”

Alex Perez believes he should be getting the next flyweight title shot. At UFC Fight Island 2, a new flyweight champion was crowned as Deiveson Figueiredo submitted Joseph Benavidez in …read more

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Alex Perez states case for title fight with Deiveson Figueiredo: ‘I’m finishing guys at 125’

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Alex Perez believes he should be the first to challenge new flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo.
Following Figueiredo’s incredible first-round finish of Joseph Benavidez in the UFC …read more

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Brandon Moreno Calls For UFC Flyweight Title Shot, Believes He’d Finish Deiveson Figueiredo

Brandon Moreno believes he is next in line for the flyweight title. At UFC Fight Island 2, Deiveson Figueiredo submitted Joseph Benavidez in the first round to become the new …read more

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UFC on ESPN+30 medical suspensions: Joseph Benavidez out with forehead laceration

The medical suspensions for last Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 30 card are in, and as expected, Joseph Benavidez will be out for a little while. Benavidez took on Deiveson Figueiredo …read more

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Megan Olivi praises husband Joseph Benavidez after Figueiredo loss

UFC commentator Megan Olivi has penned a warm message about her husband Joseph Benavidez after he lost a flyweight title fight to Deiveson Figueiredo. Benavidez met Figueiredo in the main …read more

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UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveson Figueiredo Says He ‘Closed The Casket’ On Joseph Benavidez

UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo says he took Joseph Benavidez’s soul and closed the casket. Figueiredo and Benavidez did battle in a rematch on July 18. The bout was contested …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo says he ‘closed the casket’ on Joseph Benavidez

On UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi last weekend, Deiveson Figueiredo earned the flyweight with a win over Joseph Benavidez. He already headed back to his home turf of Brazil …read more

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Brandon Moreno: 'Broke my heart' to see friend Joseph Benavidez lose another UFC title fight

Like many fans watching from home, Brandon Moreno didn’t enjoy seeing Jospeh Benavidez come up short in his most recent and likely last UFC title fight.
The Mexican fighter was heartbroken …read more

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What’s next for Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez after UFC Fight Island 2?

In the main event of UFC Fight Island 2, Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez had an immediate rematch for the vacant flyweight title. The two fought back in February, where …read more

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Even Without UFC Gold, Joseph Benavidez Is A Surefire Hall of Famer

If UFC Fight Island 2 was a Hollywood movie, Joseph Benavidez would’ve gotten his hand raised. He was 0-3 in UFC title fights and rematching Deiveson Figueiredo who had knocked …read more

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Video: Deiveson Figueiredo ‘closed the casket’ after taking Joseph Benavidez’s soul at UFC Fight Island 2

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

ABU DHABI — Deiveson Figueiredo had but a few hours to celebrate his UFC flyweight championship victory on Fight Island before boarding a flight back …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for champ Deiveson Figueiredo after UFC on ESPN+ 30 win?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Joseph Benavidez after UFC on ESPN+ 30 loss?)
Deiveson Figueiredo left no doubt that he’s currently the top flyweight in the UFC when …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Joseph Benavidez after UFC on ESPN+ 30 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Deiveson Figueiredo after UFC on ESPN+ 30 win?)
Joseph Benavidez suffered the worst kind of heartbreak on Saturday when his UFC title hopes …read more

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Joseph Benavidez's career is so much more than 0-4 | Opinion

Joseph Benavidez owns victories over a former UFC two-division champion (Henry Cejudo), two former WEC champs (Miguel Torres and Eddie Wineland), a former Bellator titleholder (Zach Makovsky), and three UFC …read more

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Benavidez on submission loss to Figueiredo: ‘I’m not going out like that’

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Joseph Benavidez reflects on his brutal submission loss to Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC Fight Night 172. Not like this.
Joseph Benavidez knows …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30 post-event facts: Joseph Benavidez's loss come with dubious distinction

The third event in the UFC’s four-card July stretch on “Fight Island” went down Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 30, which took place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo Thinks He’d Knock Demetrious Johnson Out

Deiveson Figueiredo is on cloud nine after becoming the UFC flyweight champion and he hopes to one day fight Demetrious Johnson. On July 18, Figueiredo took on Joseph Benavidez in …read more

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Benavidez Wants One More Win: ‘I’m Not Going Out Like That’

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After four failed UFC title shots, Joseph Benavidez sounds like he’s looking for one last win before riding off into the …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2 video recap: Figueiredo demolishes Benavidez

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Deiveson Figueiredo walked through Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Island 2 to become the new flyweight champion. It was a flawless …read more

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Dana White reacts to Deiveson Figueiredo’s “pure violence” victory over Joseph Benavidez

UFC President Dana White was very impressed by Deiveson Figueiredo’s title-earning victory over Joseph Benavidez this evening. In the main event of UFC Fight Island 2, Figueiredo and Benavidez collided …read more

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Joseph Benavidez extremely emotional after losing final UFC title shot



Joseph Benavidez lost his final bid for a UFC championship on Saturday on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Those are his words.
After nearly 15 years of professional bouts, constantly seeking …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo: Wants to bring Henry Cejudo out of Retirement | UFC on ESPN+30

Newly crowned flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo spoke with the media on Saturday following his win over Joseph Benavidez at UFC on ESPN+ 30 in Abu Dhabi.
The bout was a rematch. …read more

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Dana White praises new UFC flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo, says division will stay put

ABU DHABI – The UFC has a new 125-pound king – and Dana White is impressed.
After UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo brutalized and submitted multi-time title challenger Joseph Benavidez at …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30 bonuses: Deiveson Figueiredo's title victory nets extra $50K

Deiveson Figueiredo’s performance at UFC on ESPN+ 30 was a tour de force, as he dominated his main event fight against Joseph Benavidez from wire to wire to claim the …read more

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Joseph Benavidez issues statement following loss to Deiveson Figueiredo: “I’m not going out like that”

Joseph Benavidez received another shot at UFC gold when he squared off with Deiveson Figueiredo in tonight’s UFC Fight Island 2 headliner. The bout marked Benavidez’s fourth career shot at …read more

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Figueiredo submits Benavidez in first to claim belt

Deiveson Figueiredo knocked down Joseph Benavidez three times and then choked him out in the first round of their rematch in Abu Dhabi to claim the vacant UFC flyweight championship. …read more

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Figueiredo submits Benavidez in first to claim belt

Deiveson Figueiredo knocked down Joseph Benavidez three times and then choked him out in the first round of their rematch in Abu Dhabi to claim the vacant UFC flyweight championship. …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2 bonuses: Deiveson Figueiredo gets flyweight belt and extra $50,000

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Deiveson Figueiredo not only is the new UFC flyweight champion, but is $50,000 richer after dominating Joseph Benavidez in their rematch. …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez full fight video highlights

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Watch Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Island 2’s main event above, courtesy of the …read more

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Fighters React To Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez 2 At UFC on ESPN+ 30

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez 2 is in the books and what a chaotic fight it was. The rematch took place in the headliner of the UFC on ESPN+ …read more

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Henry Cejudo reacts to Deiveson Figueiredo’s submission victory over Joseph Benavidez

Former flyweight champion Henry Cejudo was clearly watching tonight’s UFC Fight Island 2 main event between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez. Figueiredo and Benavidez were squaring off for a second …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo puts on savage performance, chokes out Joseph Benavidez to become UFC flyweight champion

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A new flyweight champion has finally been crowned, and his name is Deiveson Figueiredo.
It’s been a long road to the gold …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30 results: Deiveson Figueiredo rolls over Joseph Benavidez, wins flyweight belt

This time around, the winner got the trophy.
Deiveson Figueiredo defeated Joseph Benavidez with a second-round TKO on Feb. 29 in a match expected to fill the vacant flyweight title. But …read more

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Twitter reacts to Deiveson Figueiredo's title-winning finish of Joseph Benavidez at UFC on ESPN+ 30

Deiveson Figueiredo made sure he was winning the vacant flyweight title this time around when he beat Joseph Benavidez in the UFC on ESPN+ 30 headliner.
After scoring a knockout of …read more

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Pros react to Joseph Benavidez vs. Deiveson Figueiredo 2 at UFC Fight Island

Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez once again squared off for the promotions vacant flyweight title at tonight’s UFC Fight Island 2 event. The flyweight standouts, Figueiredo and Benavidez, had first …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30 Highlights: Deiveson Figueiredo Chokes Out Joseph Benavidez to Win Flyweight Title

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez was a wild fight at UFC on ESPN+ 30. The two fighters met in a vacant flyweight title bout on Saturday night (July 18, …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2 Results: Deiveson Figueiredo sleeps Joseph Benavidez (Video)

Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez will once again throw down for the promotions vacant flyweight title at tonight’s UFC Fight Island 2 event. The flyweight standouts, Figueiredo and Benavidez first …read more

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Pros react to Figueiredo’s destruction of Benavidez at UFC Fight Island 2

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Deiveson Figueiredo choked Joseph Benavidez out cold at UFC Fight Night 2. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the fight. Deiveson …read more

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New UFC champ! Watch Figueiredo vs Benavidez 2 fight highlights

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Watch videos from the UFC flyweight title rematch. Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez’s first bout had some controversy coming from the …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2 results: Figueiredo chokes Joseph Benavidez out cold

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Deiveson Figueiredo stopped Joseph Benavidez for the second time UFC Fight Island 2 main event, and is now the promotion’s flyweight …read more

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Figueiredo Vs. Benavidez 2 Live Fight Stream!

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Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez rematch tonight (Sat., July 18, 2020) at UFC Fight Night 172 from inside “Fight Island” in …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2 live blog: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez

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This is the UFC Fight Island live blog for Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez, the flyweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2: ‘Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2’ Live Results and Highlights

The Octagon remains on Yas Island for tonight’s UFC Fight Island 2 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by a rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez. The flyweight standouts, …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo 2 -- Live results from Fight Island

Follow all the action live from Fight Island, including Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo battling for the flyweight title. …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 full fight video

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The Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez full fight video features the first encounter earlier this year between the top flyweights.
In the …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2 Clash: Figueiredo Vs. Benavidez 2!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight contenders Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez will rematch TONIGHT (July 18, 2020) from “Fight Island” in …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30 free fight: Deiveson Figueiredo knocks out Joseph Benavidez

Deiveson Figueiredo may not have walked away with the UFC title, but he was still able to deliver a championship-level performance at UFC on ESPN+ 27.
Figueiredo (18-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) …read more

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UFC odds: Figueiredo favored to finish Benavidez again

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Check out the betting odds for Saturday’s UFC Fight Island 2 card, where Deiveson Figueiredo is favored over Joseph Benavidez in …read more

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Joseph Benavidez understands the gravity of fourth UFC flyweight title fight in his career

Joseph Benavidez | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

When Joseph Benavidez faced off with Deiveson Figueiredo back in February, he was already looking at that fight as his last opportunity …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30 Results: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez

UFC on ESPN+ 30 goes down tonight (Saturday, July 18, 2020) from Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island aka Fight Island and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial arts …read more

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Defining Fights: UFC on ESPN+ 30's Deiveson Figueiredo

Flyweight contender Deiveson Figueiredo will attempt to register back-to-back victories over rival Joseph Benavidez, and in the process capture the UFC flyweight title on “UFC Fight Island” on Saturday night.
Figueiredo …read more

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Dana White: Booking Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez 2 Was A ‘No Brainer’

For UFC president Dana White, booking Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez II was never in question. Figueiredo and Benavidez collided back in February. The bout was supposed to be for …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2 Video! Watch Figueiredo’s Best Octagon Finishes

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Some may already consider Deiveson Figueiredo the UFC flyweight champion since he finished Joseph Benavidez back in February, but the Brazilian knockout artist failed to …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo vows to knock Joseph Benavidez out again

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Deiveson Figueiredo believes he will become the new UFC flyweight champion by knocking out Joseph Benavidez one more time. Flyweight contender …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo claims Joseph Benavidez 'can easily get knocked out'

ABU DHABI — You can’t blame Deiveson Figueiredo for being confident going into his UFC on ESPN+ 30 main event against Joseph Benavidez.
For one thing, Figueiredo (18-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) …read more

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UFC Fight Night 172 Weigh-ins: Flyweight Title Rematch Official as All Fighters Make Weight

There were no complications this time as Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez will once again face off for the vacant Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight championship at UFC Fight Night 172. …read more

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Joseph Benavidez plans to make Deiveson Figueiredo “cry and be embarrassed” in title fight rematch

Joseph Benavidez has bad intentions for Deiveson Figueiredo on Yas Island. In the main event of UFC Fight Island 2, Benavidez and Figueiredo are having an immediate rematch. The two …read more

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UFC Fight Island 2 - New Blood! Unbeaten Big Men, Standout Small Men

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Fight Island’s eternally-shifting line up welcomes another four newcomers this Saturday (July 18, 2020) before Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez duke …read more

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Dana White: Rebooking Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez was a 'no-brainer'

ABU DHABI – Rebooking Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez was an easy decision according to UFC president Dana White.
After the two UFC on ESPN+ 30 main event fighters made weight …read more

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Defining Fights: UFC on ESPN+ 30's Joseph Benavidez

Longtime flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez will look to capture his first UFC title when he faces Brazilian contender Deiveson Figueiredo in the main event at “UFC Fight Island” on Saturday …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo Expects To Be The Flyweight King

In the days leading up to his February clash with Joseph Benavidez for the vacant flyweight title, Deiveson Figueiredo radiated confidence.
Read the Full Article Here …read more

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Video: Deiveson Figueiredo says Joseph Benavidez can ‘easily be knocked out’

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ABU DHABI — Ahead of his rematch with Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Island 2, Deiveson Figueiredo talks to the media about making weight under difficult circumstances, …read more

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Joseph Benavidez Ready For His Ultimate Blockbuster

The long journey to a UFC title got a bit longer with a disappointment in Norfolk, but Joseph Benavidez remains steadfast in his chase for the belt.
Read the Full …read more

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UFC Fight Night 172 Weigh-in Results: Flyweight Title Rematch Official as All Fighters Make Weight

There were no complications this time as Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez will once again face off for the vacant Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight championship at UFC Fight Night 172. …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez weigh-in face-offs video

The UFC on ESPN+ 30 main event rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez got the green light on Friday. The two weighed in, setting up a fight that will …read more

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Pro fighters make their picks for Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez 2 title fight

In the main event of UFC Fight Island 2, Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez are having an immediate rematch for the vacant flyweight title. Heading into the fight, the Brazilian, …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez weigh-in video

Barring any unforeseen issues, the UFC on ESPN+ 30 main event rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez is a go. The two weighed in on Friday, setting up a …read more

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Figueiredo, Benavidez make weight for title bout

Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez both made weight for their UFC flyweight title on Saturday at Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Video: No scale drama this time for Deiveson Figueiredo, Joseph Benavidez at UFC on ESPN+ 30

ABU DHABI – This time around, the UFC’s flyweight title won’t have any drama attached to it.
Deiveson Figueiredo (18-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) and Joseph Benavidez (28-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) meet …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30 weigh-in results: Clear of Covid and the scale, Figueiredo vs. Benavidez set

The UFC on ESPN+ 30 main event rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez got the green light on Friday.
Figueiredo and Benavidez first met to determine a new UFC …read more

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UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Joseph Benavidez takes one more shot at flyweight gold on Fight Island

Joseph Benavidez is running it back with Deiveson Figueiredo for the UFC men’s flyweight title on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo confident he will make weight, promises to KO Joseph Benavidez again

Deiveson Figueiredo is confident he will beat Joseph Benavidez again and make weight in the process. In the main event of UFC Fight Island 2, Figueiredo and Benavidez are running …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30's Deiveson Figueiredo says he's not worried about missing weight again

ABU DHABI — Deiveson Figueiredo scored an impressive finish of Joseph Benavidez on Feb. 29, finishing a well-regarded, veteran competitor in the second round of their fight.
It should have also …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 30 pre-event facts: Will the fourth time be the charm for Joseph Benavidez?

The third event of the UFC’s four-card August stretch on “Fight Island” takes place Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 30 at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
A title-fight …read more

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Joseph Benavidez on Deiveson Figueiredo: ‘I want to put this guy away … I just don’t like him’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Joseph Benavidez can count on one hand the number of opponents he truly disliked.
Through the natural course of events in the lead up to a …read more

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Joseph Benavidez realizes UFC on ESPN+ 30 is probably his last title shot – but not his last title fight

ABU DHABI – Joseph Benavidez knows this could be his final shot at a UFC championship, but he still plans on competing in title fights by winning at UFC on …read more

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Joseph Benavidez believes this is his last UFC title shot (UFC Fight Island)

Joseph Benavidez fell short of winning the vacant UFC bantamweight champion in his first meeting with Deiveson Figueiredo earlier this year in February. He has the opportunity to run that …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo predicts an ‘easy’ weight cut for rematch with Joseph Benavidez

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Deiveson Figueiredo is well aware that all eyes will be on him during the official weigh-ins on Friday as he prepares for his title fight …read more

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How to watch and stream, plus full analysis

Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez face off Saturday with the flyweight title on the line. …read more

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Live! ‘Figueiredo Vs Benavidez’ Media Day!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will once again ask top flyweight contenders Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez to slug it out …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo targets historic submission of Joseph Benavidez at UFC on ESPN+ 30

Deiveson Figueiredo is looking to stop Joseph Benavidez again, but this time he wants to make history in the process.
Figueiredo (18-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) rematches Benavidez (28-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo cleared to fly to Abu Dhabi for UFC flyweight championship fight

UFC flyweight contender Deiveson Figueiredo has been cleared to fly to Abu Dhabi despite an initial COVID-19 test that returned a positive result.
Figueiredo is slated to face Joseph Benavidez in …read more

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Figueiredo flying to Abu Dhabi after negative test

Deiveson Figueiredo was cleared to fly to Abu Dhabi for his fight against Joseph Benavidez after testing negative for COVID-19. …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo cleared to travel to ‘Fight Island,’ still required to pass more COVID-19 tests

Deiveson Figueiredo | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Deiveson Figueiredo has cleared at least one obstacle in his path as he prepares to face Joseph Benavidez for the vacant flyweight …read more

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Dana White ready if next Fight Island title fight implodes (UFC 251 post-fight)

Deiveson Figueiredo is supposed to rematch Joseph Benavidez for the vacant UFC flyweight title on Saturday, July 18 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. That bout, however, is in jeopardy.
Figueiredo …read more

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Update On Status Of Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez 2 Following COVID-19 Test

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez 2 hinges on a second COVID-19 test. Figueiredo is scheduled to collide with Benavidez in a rematch for the vacant UFC flyweight championship on July …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo says ‘there’s no way’ he has COVID-19: ‘My body is clean’ for UFC title fight

Deiveson Figueiredo hopes to fly to Abu Dhabi and face Joseph Benavidez on July 18. | Jose Youngs, MMA Fighting

Deiveson Figueiredo is confident he won’t miss his UFC …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo tests positive for COVID-19; title fight with Joseph Benavidez in jeopardy

COVID-19 has put a UFC main event title fight in jeopardy for the second time in as many weeks
Deiveson Figueiredo, who was scheduled to meet Joseph Benavidez in the headline …read more

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Figueiredo tests positive before UFC main event

Deiveson Figueiredo tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday in Brazil, his manager, Wallid Ismail, confirmed with ESPN Brazil. Figueiredo is scheduled to fight Joseph Benavidez for the vacant flyweight title …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo tests positive for COVID-19, title rematch with Joseph Benavidez in jeopardy

Figueiredo beat Benavidez earlier this year but didn’t win the vacant UFC belt since he missed weight. | Leonardo Fabri

Deiveson Figueiredo has failed a pre-fight COVID-19 test, and …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez in jeopardy, Pantoja on standby as short notice replacement

Deiveson Figueiredo may not get a chance to run things back with Joseph Benavidez. In the main event of a UFC Fight Island card on July 18, Figueiredo is set …read more

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Alexandre Pantoja Says He’s Backup For Vacant UFC Flyweight Title Bout

It appears Alexandre Pantoja will be on standby for the vacant UFC flyweight title bout on July 18. Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez are set to collide again at a …read more

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Alexandre Pantoja says he’s a backup fighter for Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez on ‘Fight Island’

Alexandre Pantoja lost a ‘Fight of the Night’ war with Deiveson Figueiredo a year ago. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Alexandre Pantoja is ready to step in and compete …read more

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Alexandre Pantoja to serve as backup for Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez rematch

Alexandre Pantoja will be the backup fighter for when Deiveson Figueiredo meets Joseph Benavidez in a rematch for the vacant flyweight belt on Fight Island. Just in case something happens …read more

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Deiveson Figueiredo Vows to Avoid Weight-Cut Issues in Joseph Benavidez Rematch

After missing weight and losing the chance to win the UFC flyweight title against Joseph Benavidez on Feb. 29, Deiveson Figueiredo will get another chance to claim 125-pound gold in …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Deiveson Figueiredo Aims For Submission Over Joseph Benavidez To Capture UFC Gold

Deiveson Figueiredo hopes that he can finish Joseph Benavidez again, this time by submission. Back in Feb. 2020, Figueiredo and Benavidez collided on a Fight Night card in Norfolk, Virginia. …read more

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