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Who won Figueiredo vs Benavidez II?
Deiveson Figueiredo beat Joseph Benavidez by submission in the 1st round during the main event of UFC Fight Island 2, on Saturday 18th July 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
This contest was for the UFC flyweight championship.
Figueiredo vs Benavidez II stats
Deiveson Figueiredo stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Joseph Benavidez made his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Figueiredo had a large advantage in power over Benavidez, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Benavidez's 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Figueiredo had a slight advantage over Benavidez, with a 33% submission rate over Benavidez's 32%.
Deiveson Figueiredo was the younger man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Figueiredo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Benavidez. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Figueiredo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 year and 8 months later than Benavidez, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 33 less professional rounds, 51 to Benavidez's 84.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joseph Benavidez had been fighting more than Deiveson Figueiredo.
Going to this contest, Deiveson Figueiredo had last fought 2 years, 10 months and 28 days ago, while Joseph Benavidez's last outing had been 2 years, 10 months and 28 days ago.
Figueiredo's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Benavidez's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
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