Deiveson Figueiredo squares off with perennial flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night Norfolk on Saturday, Feb. 29. Watch his most recent victory, a submission finish of Tim Elliott from last October, ahead of Saturday’s headliner in Virginia.
Benavidez has been permanently etched at the top of the leaderboard for years, failing twice to wrest the flyweight belt from the waist of former champion Demetrious Johnson, who has since moved on to ONE Championship.
Figueiredo, because of one circumstance or another, has also remained near the top of the list, but has never gotten the shot at the belt. He’s defeated nearly every other top contender save for his lone loss to Jussier Formiga and having never stood across the cage from Benavidez.
H will face Benavidez in Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 27 main event, but he won’t get the coveted crack at the belt after he missed weight for the fight. Only Benavidez can become the UFC flyweight champion at UFC Norfolk.
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UFC Norfolk: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo Live Results
Tune in for full UFC on ESPN+ 27: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo Live Results from Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday, Feb. 29 on MMAWeekly.com. The UFC Norfolk main event features Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo battling for the vacant UFC flyweight championship. Figueiredo missed weight for the bout, so only Benavidez can walk away with the belt. If Figueiredo wins, the UFC flyweight title will remain vacant.