UFC Fight Island 2: Figueiredo vs Benavidez 2 Results
UFC Fight Island 2 goes down on Saturday night on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez will face off once again for the vacant flyweight title. The number one and two ranked UFC flyweights met earlier this year for the title at UFC Norfolk, but after ‘Daico’ missed weight and then won via knockout following an accidental headbutt, Dana White said it was a ‘no brainer’ to rebook the fight.
The UFC Fight Island 2 co-main event sees a top ten clash in the middleweight division, with Jack Hermansson taking on Kelvin Gastelum. ‘The Joker’ is coming off a loss to Jared Cannonier last September at UFC Stockholm. The loss saw the Swede’s four fight winning streak come to an end.
Gastelum will also be looking to get back inside the winner’s circle, having lost to Israel Adesanya and Darren Till in 2019. Prior to that, the 28 year old had scored back-to-back wins over Michael Bisping and ‘Jacare’ Souza.
Elsewhere on the main card, there’s an exciting lightweight clash between Marc Diakiese and Rafael Fiziev, and a top ten flyweight clash between Alexandre Pantoja vs. Askar Askarov.
Ahead of UFC Fight Island 2, all 24 fighters made weight.
Full results from UFC Fight Island 2:
Deiveson Figueiredo defeats Joseph Benavidez via first round rear naked choke submission (4:48) to win the vacant UFC flyweight title
Jack Hermansson defeats Kelvin Gastelum via first round heel hook submission (1:18)
Rafael Fiziev defeats Marc Diakiese via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Ariane Lipski defeats Luana Carolina via first round knee bar submission (1:28)
Askar Askarov defeats Alexandre Pantoja via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Roman Dolidze defeats Khadis Ibragimov via first round TKO (4:15)
Grant Dawson defeats Nad Narimani via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)
Joel Alvarez defeats Joseph Duffy via first round guillotine choke submission (2:25)
Brett Johns defeats Montel Jackson via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Amir Albazi defeats Malcolm Gordon via first round triangle choke submission (4:42)
Arman Tsarukyan defeats Davi Ramos via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Serghei Spivak defeats Carlos Felipe via majority decision (28-28, 29-27 x2)
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