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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 ring 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 ring 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%.
Deiveson Figueiredo was the younger man by 4 years, at 33 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 less 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 44 less professional rounds, 40 to Benavidez's 84.
Figueiredo vs Benavidez II form
Figueiredo had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Brandon Moreno at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by majority draw in their 5 round contest in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Alex Perez at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by majority draw in the 1st round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by majority draw in the 1st round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had defeated Joseph Benavidez at UFC on ESPN+ 27 on 29th February 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Chartway Arena, Norfolk, United States.
He had been beaten by Jussier Formiga at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
Figueiredo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.