UFC Norfolk: ‘Benavidez vs. Figueiredo’ Results and Highlights

Joseph Benavidez, Deiveson Figueiredo, UFC on ESPN+ 30

Joseph Benavidez has another chance to capture UFC gold when he squares off with Deiveson Figueiredo in the headliner of tonight’s UFC Norfolk event.

Benavidez and Figueiredo were supposed to be fighting for the promotions vacant 125-pound title. However, after the Brazilian missed weight by 2.5lbs on Friday, now only ‘Joe’Jitsu’ is eligible to take home the belt.

Joseph Benavidez (28-5 MMA) will enter tonight’s headliner on a three-fight winning streak, his latest being a TKO victory over Jussier Formiga at June’s event in Minneapolis.

Meanwhile, Figueiredo (17-1 MMA) is currently riding a two-fight win streak, his latest being a submission win over Tim Elliott at October’s UFC event in Tampa.

In tonight’s UFC Norfolk co-headliner women’s featherweights Zarah Fairn and Felicia Spencer will square off with the winner hoping to earn a crack at reigning division champion Amanda Nunes.

Get all of tonight’s UFC Results and Highlights below:

UFC Norfolk Main Card (8pm est on ESPN+)

Joseph Benavidez vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
Zarah Fairn vs. Felicia Spencer – Spencer def. Fairn via TKO at 3:37 of Round 1

Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba – Ankalaev def. Cutelaba via KO (ref stoppage) in Round 1
Megan Anderson vs. Norma Dumont – Anderson def. Dumont by KO (punch) at 3:38 of Round 1

Grant Dawson vs. Darrick Minner – Dawson def. Minner via submission (RNC) at 1:38 of Round 2

UFC Norfolk Prelims (5pm est on ESPN+)

Kyler Phillips vs. Gabriel Silva – Phillips def. Silva by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Brendan Allen vs. Tom Breese – Allen def. Breese via TKO (strikes) at 4:47 of Round 1

Luis Pena vs. Steve Garcia – Pena def. Garcia by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Serghei Spivac vs. Marcin Tybura – Tybura def. Spivac by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Jordan Griffin vs. T.J. Brown – Griffin def. Brown via submission (guillotine) at 3:40 of Round 2

Spike Carlyle vs. Aalon Cruz – Carlyle def. Cruz via TKO at 1:25 of Round 1

Sean Brady vs. Ismail Naurdiev – Brady def. Naurdiev by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)

Who are you picking to win tonight’s UFC Norfolk main event between flyweight standouts Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com February 29, 2020

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