UFC Norfolk: Benavidez vs Figueiredo Results
UFC Norfolk went down on Saturday night at the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. In the main event, Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo competed for the UFC flyweight title, which was vacated by Henry Cejudo in December of last year.
And it was Figueiredo who came out on top, beating Benavidez via a second round TKO. The win leaves the UFC flyweight division without a champion, after the Brazilian missed weight. Had Benavidez won, he would have been crowned the new UFC 125lbs champion.
Elsewhere on the UFC Norfolk card, Felicia Spencer and Megan Anderson staked their claim to challenge Amanda Nunes for the women’s featherweight title at UFC 250. Both scoring first round stoppages against Zarah Fairn dos Santos and Norman Dumont Viana respectively.
Full results from UFC Norfolk:
Deiveson Figueiredo defeats Joseph Benavidez via second round TKO (1:54)
Felicia Spencer defeats Zarah Fairn dos Santos via first round TKO (3:37)
Magomed Ankalaev defeats Ion Cutelaba via first round TKO (0:38)
Megan Anderson defeats Norma Dumont Viana via first round KO (3:31)
Grant Dawson defeats Darrick Minner via second round rear naked choke submission (1:38)
Kyler Phillips defeats Gabriel Silva via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Brendan Allen defeats Tom Breese via first round TKO (4:47)
Marcin Tybura defeats Sergey Spivac via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Luis Pena defeats Steve Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jordan Griffin defeats TJ Brown via second round guillotine submission (3:38)
Spike Carlyle defeats Aalon Cruz via first-round TKO (1:25)
Sean Brady defeats Ismail Naurdiev via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
This is how the MMA world reacted to Deiveson Figueiredo vs Joseph Benavidez and the rest of the UFC Norfolk main card. Including Henry Cejudo, Amanda Nunes, Cris Cyborg and Ben Askren:
Next up, the UFC heads back to Las Vegas, Nevada for UFC 248, where Israel Adesanya will defend his middleweight title against Yoel Romero and Zhang Weili will defend her strawweight title against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.