Deiveson Figueiredo seized the vacant flyweight title in the UFC Sunday, by mastering Joseph Benavidez and suffocate him with a key. Within 12 seconds of the end of the first round, it was all over. Like the previous billboards, this one unfolded on the Isle of Fights, the base of operations in Abu Dhabi. The South American (19-1) became just the third 125-pound champion in the company’s history, claiming his second dominant win in five months over the same rival.
The Brazilian veteran threw the American three times with punches, and failed in several attempts to strangle him. He finally got it at the end of the first round, and Joseph he was directly unconscious. “I knew my time was coming, and this is it,” was what he said. Figueiredo. “I will continue to defend this belt, I will be an active champion,” he added at the end of the contest. Benavidez (28-7) fell to a very mean streak of 0-4 in title fights from the UFC.
Joseph He had never given up in combat during his 14-year professional career, although in reality he still does not. Rather than tapout, he preferred to go to sleep and end it. The main lawsuit was a rematch of the event held on February 29, for the same belt that Henry Cejudo vacated when he retired. Figueiredo He did not give the weight for that fight in Norfolk, Virginia, so he could not pocket the scepter despite knocking out Benavidez in the second round.