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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 octagon 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 cage 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 an advantage in power over Benavidez, with a 47% 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 35% submission rate over Benavidez's 32%.
Deiveson Figueiredo was the younger man by 4 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 4 years, 8 months and 2 days ago, while Joseph Benavidez's last outing had been 4 years, 4 months and 27 days ago.
Figueiredo's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 3 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 7 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Benavidez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
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