November 25, 2020

UFC Fight Island 2 did not disappoint. In the headline bout Deiveson Figueiredo faced Joe Benavidez in a rematch for the flyweight title. The Brazilian Figueiredo was triumphant, stopping Benavidez in the first round of the match. In the process erasing all controversy surrounding their first bout.

The two fought in February for the vacant belt and Figueiredo won by knockout. However, in the first bout Benavidez was ahead on the cards until a clash of heads changed the momentum of the bout. Shortly after the head butt, Figueiredo knocked Benavidez out hence the controversy and call for a rematch.

With this outing Figueiredo erased any and all controversy from his first victory over Joe Benavidez. In their rematch Figueiredo knocked Benavidez down three times with right hands and then proceeded to choke him out with 12 seconds left in the first round. Figueiredo simply overwhelmed Benavidez from the opening bell.

With the win Deiveson Figueiredo becomes the UFC flyweight champion. Check out the highlights here.

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