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UFC Norfolk - Figueiredo DEF. Benavidez - The 6th Round SBN MMA Post-Fight Show

Zane Simon & Dayne Fox are here to breakdown this Saturday’s, Feb, 29th., UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night event from the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event. This event showcased a main event World Flyweight Championship bout between Joesph Benavidez & Deiveson Figueiredo, as well as Felicia Spencer going up against Zarah Fairn in the co-main event of the night.

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Zane Simon & Dayne Fox are here to breakdown UFC on ESPN+ 27 - Fight Night Norfolk with hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event.

This Saturday’s, Feb, 29th., UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night event from the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event. This event showcased a main event World Flyweight Championship bout between Joesph ‘The Beefcake’ Benavidez & Deiveson ‘Deus da Guerra’ Figueiredo - however, only Benavidez was actually eligible to win the title since Figueiredo failed to make weight this week - so in the end no one walked off with a belt after Figueiredo devastatingly knocked out Benavidez in the second round; we also had the Feenom - Felicia Spencer going up against Zarah ‘Infinite’ Fairn in the co-main event of the night, which lasted all of 3:37 into Round 1 before Felicia finished Zarah via KO/TKO, Ground & Pound, Amanda Nunes immediately tweeted out that she was ready for either Felicia or Megan - so we will have to wait and see what Dana decides to do with these ladies.

Leading up to the main and co-main we had a mixture of three finishes and four decisions on the Preliminary Card and a submission clinic given to us by Grant Dawson and Darrick Minner in the main card opener, we followed that up with a massive Right Cross delivered from Megan Anderson knocking out Norma ‘The Immortal’ Dumont right on the button, Megan stating post-fight that she is ready to “f—king” go up against Amanda Nunes for the belt... was that the end of the excitement? No way, next we had a massive controversial 38-second stoppage which granted Magomed Ankalaev a win against Ion Cutelaba because he was “wobbly” although still in the fight — Ion immediately contested the decision.... what a night of fights we have to discuss with you!

UFC NORFOLK MAIN CARD | SAT. FEB. 29 - 8PM/5PM ETPT

  • 125lbs - Deiveson Figueiredo (17-1) DEF. Joseph Benavidez (28-5), KO/TKO-Punches at 1:54 of Rd 2, Total 6:54
  • 145lbs - Felicia Spencer (8-1) DEF. Zarah Fairn (6-4), KO/TKO-G & P at 3:37 of Rd 1
  • 205lbs - Magomed Ankalaev (13-1) DEF. Ion Cutelaba (15-5), KO/TKO-Punches at 0:38 of Rd 1
  • 145lbs - Megan Anderson (10-4) DEF. Norma Dumont (4-1), KO/TKO-Right Cross at 3:31 of Rd 1
  • 145lbs - Grant Dawson (15-1) DEF. Darrick Minner (24-11), SUB-Rear Naked Choke at 1:38 of Rd 2, Total 6:38

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Gabriel Silva vs. Kyler Phillips
PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT: ($50k ea.) 1. Megan Anderson 2. Jordan Griffin
ATTENDANCE: 7,098
GATE: $ $402,958 (USD)

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ET/PT
135lbs - Kyler Phillips (7-1) DEF. Gabriel Silva (8-2), DEC-Unanimous
185lbs - Brendan Allen (14-3) DEF. Tom Breese (11-2), KO/TKO-G & P at 4:47 of Rd 1
265lbs - Marcin Tybura (18-6) DEF. Sergey Spivak (10-2), DEC - Unanimous
155lbs - Luis Pena (8-2) DEF. Steve Garcia Jr. (11-4), DEC-Unanimous
145lbs - Jordan Griffin (18-7) DEF. TJ Brown (14-7), KO/TKO-SUB, Guillotine Choke at 3:38 of Rd 2, Total 8:38
145lbs - Spike Carlyle (9-1) DEF. Aalon Cruz (8-3), KO/TKO-Elbows to G & P at 1:25 of Rd 1
170lbs - Sean Brady (12-0) DEF. Ismail Naurdiev (19-4), DEC-Unanimous

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