Belts on The Line
Who won Figueiredo vs Benavidez?
Deiveson Figueiredo beat Joseph Benavidez by , during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 27, on Saturday 29th February 2020 at Chartway Arena in Norfolk.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Deiveson Figueiredo.
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 stats
Deiveson Figueiredo stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 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, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Figueiredo had advantage in power over Benavidez, with a 47% knock out percentage over Benavidez's 29%.
Deiveson Figueiredo was the younger man by 3 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's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.