There won’t be a new UFC flyweight champion.
After an intense, fast paced and back and forth first few minutes, Deiveson Figueiredo knocked out Joseph Benavidez to win the main event. Despite the big win though, Figueiredo won’t be coming home with the belt because he missed weight the day prior.
The fight had a definite ending, but the title remains vacant.
Watch highlights of the bout below, along with a snippet from our play-by-play:
Round 2 - Spinning back kick from Figueiredo. Low kick from Benavidez. They both land hard, but Figueiredo seemed to get the best of it. Figueiredo lands another right. He wants to brawl. Front kick to the body from Figueiredo.Body shot from Figueiredo. Benavidez looks to be cut. Figueiredo DROPS BENAVIDEZ WITH A RIGHT! Two big shots on the ground and BENAVIDEZ IS OUT! NO CHAMPION CROWNED TONIGHT! A headbutt may have caused the cut.
Deiveson Figueiredo defeated Joseph Benavidez via TKO (punches), 1:54 of round 2