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UFC Fight Island: Deiveson Figueiredo defeats Joseph Benavidez for flyweight title


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UFC Fight Island: Deiveson Figueiredo defeats Joseph Benavidez for flyweight title

Deiveson Figueiredo (right) has only lost one of his 20 fightsBrazilian Deiveson Figueiredo defeated American Joseph Benavidez by a technical submission in the first round to win the UFC flyweight title on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.The 32-year-old recorded three knockdowns before a rear naked choke ended Benavidez’s night after four minutes and 48 seconds of…

UFC Fight Island: Deiveson Figueiredo defeats Joseph Benavidez for flyweight title
Deiveson Figueiredo (right) and Joseph Benavidez
Deiveson Figueiredo (right) has actually only lost among his 20 fights

Brazilian Deiveson Figueiredo beat American Joseph Benavidez by a technical submission in the very first round to win the UFC flyweight title on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.

The 32- year-old documented 3 knockdowns before a rear naked choke ended Benavidez’s night after 4 minutes and 48 seconds of the fight – the primary contest of the latest UFC ‘Fight Island’.

” I’m the guy that everybody wishes to beat and I’m the guy everyone is taking a look at,” stated Figueiredo.

The contest was thrown into jeopardy last week when Figueiredo produced a favorable outcome for Covid-19, however subsequent tests came out unfavorable.

Asked if he thought the battle must be rescheduled, he stated: “I’m a guy who doesn’t quit, ever. I needed to get rid of those difficulties to get here. This is something I had to do.”

Somewhere else, British lightweight fighter Marc Diakiese lost by an unanimous choice of 30-2729-2829-28 to Kazakhstan’s Rafael Fiziev. Both males were offered $50,000 each after their contest was declared Fight of the Night.

Afterwards, the 27- year-old – nicknamed “Bonecrusher”, tweeted: “Sometimes adequate isn’t enough, I’ll be back. I can do so much better.”

Irish fighter Joe Duffy revealed his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts after his first-round submission defeat by Spaniard Joel Alvarez. It was the 32- year-old’s third straight loss.

” I believe it’s time to realise that I have not got what it takes any more,” Duffy, who ends with a 16 -5 record, published on social networks. external-link

Wales’ Brett Johns beat American Montel Jackson by consentaneous choice – 29-2829-2829-28 – in the bantamweight classification.

England’s Nad Narimani was beaten by American Grant Dawson by consentaneous choice in their catchweight (150 pounds) contest.

The 33- year-old from Bristol was dominated by Dawson for much of the contest with the judges scoring it 30-2630-2729-27

This was the second of the 4 UFC Battle Island contests to be held at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

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