The third event on Fight Island is UFC Fight Night Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2. The 12-fight card is headlined by Deiveson Figueiredo & Joseph Benavidez battling for the second tone for the vacant UFC Flyweight championship.
Their first meeting in February was trenched in controversy as Figueiredo missed weight. Then on fight night as accidental clash of heads cut Benavidez Alton his hairline. Figueiredo took advantage of the situation landing a right and finishing the fight. With the clash of heads and having missed weight the UFC felt it best for the two top contenders to run it back once more.
The co-main event is in the middleweight division as number six ranked contender Kelvin Gastelum faces number seven Hack “The Joker” Hermansson.
The event take place at the Flash forum on Yas Island. Prelims are televised on ESPN at 5 p.m. ET. Main Card at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
- Vacant Flyweight Title: Deiveson Figueiredo (19-1) def. Joseph Benavidez (28-7) technical submission (rear naked choke) 4:48 R1
- Middleweight Bout: Jack Hermansson (21-5) def. Kelvin Gastelum (16-6) by submission (heel hook) 1:18 Rd 1
- Lightweight Bout: Rafael Fiziev (8-1) def. Marc Diakiese (14-4) by (30-27, 29-28 x2) unanimous decision
- Women’s Flyweight Bout: Ariane Lipski (13-5) def. Luana Carolina (6-2) by submission (keenbar) 1:28 R1
- Flyweight Bout: Askar Askarov (12-0-1) def. Alexandre Pantoja (22-5) by (29-28 x2) unanimous decision
- Light-Heavyweight Bout: Roman Dolidze (7-0) def. Khadis Ibragimov (8-3) by TKO (knee & punches) 4:15 R1
- Featherweight Bout: Grant Dawson (16-1) def. And Narimani (12-4) by (30-26, 30-27, 29-27) unanimous decision
- Lightweight Bout: Joel Alvarez (17-2) def. Joe Duffy (16-5) by submission (guillotine choke) 2:25 R1
- Bantamweight Bout: Brett Johns (17-2) def. Montel Jackson (9-2) by (29-28 x2) unanimous decision
- Bantamweight Bout: Amir Albazi (13-1) def. Malcom Gordon (12-4) by submission (triangle choke) 4:42 R1
- Lightweight Bout: Arman Tsarukyan (15-2) def. Davi Ramos (10-4) by (29-28, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
- Heavyweight Bout: Sergey Spivak (11-2) def. Carlos Felipe (8-1) by (28-28, 29-27 x2) majority decision