Pros react to Joseph Benavidez vs. Deiveson Figueiredo 2 at UFC Fight Island

Joseph Benavidez, Deiveson Figueiredo, UFC on ESPN+ 30

Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez once again squared off for the promotions vacant flyweight title at tonight’s UFC Fight Island 2 event.

The flyweight standouts, Figueiredo and Benavidez, had first met at February’s event in Virginia, with the Brazilian emerging victorious by way of TKO shortly following an accidental headbutt.

However, Figueiredo did not take home the title that evening, as he had missed the championship weight limit by 2.5lbs the previous day.

Joseph Benavidez (28-6 MMA) entered tonight’s contest having gone 3-1 over his past four fights. During that stretch, ‘Joe-Jitsu’ had picked up TKO victories over Jussier Formiga and Alex Perez respectively.

Meanwhile, Deiveson Figueiredo (18-1 MMA) entered tonight’s rematch with Benavidez on a three-fight win streak, which included a submission victory over former title challenger Tim Elliott.

Tonight’s UFC Fight Island 2 main event rematch proved to be a…

Official UFC Fight Island 2 Result: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez

Check out how the pros reacted to Figueiredo defeating Benavidez below:

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on July 18, 2020