It took less than one round of Division Figueroa to claim the UFC Flyweight title tonight, as Brazilian Joseph Benavidez traveled through. UFC Fight Island 2 headliner.
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Figaredo came out with pressure and Benavidez kicked back. Shortly after, Figueroa summoned Benavidez with a huge right. Figueroa follows with a shot from above and then wraps up the rear-naked-choke. What a great. Benavidez was able to escape. Seconds later, Figueroa secured a more stern-looking suffocation, but a restless Benavidez again worked his way n incredible.
The fight came back to his feet and Benavidez scored with a few punches. Later in the round, Figueroa put Benavidez down another big right for the moment. Benavidez fired a few shots shortly afterwards but at the last minute Figueroa let him down again.
Figueroa bleeds Benavidez by striking from above and then securing another rear-naked-choke. This time, however, Benavidez could not escape and he escaped. Key performance of the new flyweight champ.
Figueroa also stopped Benavidez in their February bout, but the accidental title result clouded the results before the final storm of fighting. Since Figueroa also failed to lose weight for that fight, he was ineligible for the title.
UFC Fight Island 2 results
Here are the full results of UFC Fight Island 2 in Abu Dhabi.
Davison Figueroa DF. Joseph Benavidez (Rear-Nude-Choke) R1, 4:48
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Jack Harmanson DF. By submission Kelvin Gastelum (Hillhook) R 1, 1:18
Rafael Fiziev DF Mark Diacias by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Arien Lipsky DF. By submitting Luana Carolina (kneeling) R1, 1:28
Oscar Askarov DF. Alexandre Pantoza by consensus (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Roman Dolidz DF. R. 1, 4:15 through Khadis Ibrahimgimov TKO (Knee and Fist)
Grant Dawson DF Nad Darimani by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Joel Alvarez DF. By submitting Joe Duffy (guillotine choke) and 1, 2:25
Brett Johns DF. Montel Jackson (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) by unanimous decision
Amir Albaji DF. By submitting Malcolm Gordon (triangle-choke) and 1, 4:42
Arman Jarukian DF. Davi Ramos by consensus (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Sergei Spivak DF. Carlos Philip by majority decision (28-29, 29-27, 29-27)