UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez II Results: A New UFC Flyweight Champion Is Crowned

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Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN+)

UFC Flyweight Championship
#1 Deiveson Figueiredo def. #2 Joseph Benavidez by submission via rear naked choke (4:48, R1) to win the title

#6 Jack Hermansson def. #7 Kelvin Gastelum by submission via heel hook (1:18, R1)

Rafael Fiziev def. Marc Diakiese by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Ariane Lipski def. Luana Carolina by submission via knee bar (1:28, R1)

#7 Askar Askarov def. #4 Alexandre Pantoja by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (5pm EST., ESPN+)

Roman Dolidze def. Khadis Ibragimov by TKO via strikes (4:15, R1)

Grant Dawson def. Nad Narimani by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)

Joel Alvarez def. Joe Duffy by submission via guillotine choke (2:25, R1)

Brett Johns def. Montel Jackson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Amir Albazi def. Malcom Gordon by submission via triangle choke (4:42, R1)

Arman Tsarukyan def. Davi Ramos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Serghei Spivac def. Carlos Felipe by majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)


Carlos Felipe vs. Serghei Spivac

Round One: The round begins with Felipe backing up Spivac while taking some swings at him, Spivac starts attacking Felipe with some jabs. Felipe attacks a jabbing Spivac with a counter strike combination, Felipe and Spivac exchange a few overhand rights. Felipe also hits Spivac with a few rights to the midsection, Spivac pops a swinging Felipe with a counter right uppercut. Spivac continues attacks Felipe with a bunch of jabs, Spivac backs up Felipe with a three punch combination. Felipe throws a few overhand rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Spivac

Round Two: The round begins with Spivac going right back to attacking Felipe with jabs, Felipe fires back with a few strikes of his own. Felipe comes forward and he attacks Spivac with some combinations, Felipe goes back to attacking Spivac with overhand rights. Spivac grabs Felipe and briefly gets him against the cage wall, Spivac then hits Felipe with a right hook before getting him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Spivac nails a swinging Felipe with a counter left, Spivac backs Felipe up while landing an elbow strike. Spivac then hits Felipe with a kick to the midsection, Felipe responds by landing a left hook to the midsection of Spivac. Spivac goes for a high kick and Felipe avoids it, Felipe swings away at Spivac as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Felipe (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Felipe and Spivac swinging away at each other, Spivac scores a takedown on Felipe and he gets back control. Spivac attacks Felipe with some ground and pound, Felipe scrambles to his feet and Spivac gets him back to the ground while regaining back control. Spivac attacks Felipe with more ground and pound, Felipe gets up again and Spivac holds him against the cage wall. Spivac scores another takedown on Felipe and he gets back control while landing more strikes, Felipe scrambles and he gets Spivac in his half guard while eating more strikes. Spivac lands more ground and pound on Felipe as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Spivac (Final Score: 29-27 for Spivac)

Official Result: Serghei Spivac def. Carlos Felipe by majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)

Davi Ramos vs. Arman Tsarukyan

Round One: The round begins with Tsarukyan attacking Ramos with some leg kicks and jabs, Tsarukyan pops a swinging Ramos with a counter right. Tsarukyan backs up Ramos after landing a right uppercut, Tsarukyan then nails Ramos with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Ramos gets Tsarukyan against the cage wall for a moment before landing a knee strike to the midsection, Ramos goes for a takedown and Tsarukyan winds up in top control. Tsarukyan attacks Ramos with some ground and pound, Tsarukyan gets up and he makes Ramos stand as well. Tsarukyan attacks Ramos with a few combinations as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tsarukyan

Round Two: The round begins with Tsarukyan attempting a high kick against Ramos, Ramos lands some leg kicks before exchanging counter rights with Tsarukyan. Tsarukyan comes forward while attacking Ramos with a few combinations, Ramos cracks an incoming Tsarukyan with a short left. Tsarukyan nails a swinging Ramos with a counter right uppercut, Tsarukyan attacks Ramos with a plethora of two punch combinations. Tsarukyan scores a takedown on Ramos and Ramos scrambles back to his feet, Tsarukyan goes back to attacking Ramos with some leg kicks. Tsarukyan also nails Ramos with a front kick to the face, Tsarukyan goes for another takedown and Ramos defends. The fighters clinch and exchange a plethora of strikes, Tsarukyan nails a kicking Ramos with a counter right hook. Tsarukyan looks for another takedown and Ramos defends again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tsarukyan (Overall Score: 20-18 for Tsarukyan)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Ramos grabs Tsarukyan and the fighters exchange knee strikes. Ramos accidentally nails Tsarukyan low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with the fighters exchanging a few combos. Tsarukyan stuns a swinging Ramos with a counter left hook, Ramos responds by landing an overhand right on Tsarukyan. Tsarukyan stays at a distance while attacking Ramos with some jabs, Tsarukyan then hits a swinging Ramos with a counter strike combination followed by multiple head kicks. Ramos responds by hitting Tsarukyan with a kick to the midsection, Tsarukyan then cracks Ramos with a two punch combination. Ramos starts hunting for takedowns against Tsarukyan, Tsarukyan again lands a counter strike combo against a swinging Ramos. The referee halts the fight so the doctor can check a cut on Ramos and the fighter is allows to continue, the action resumes with Tsarukyan kicking Ramos in the midsection. Ramos goes back to attempting takedowns on Tsarukyan and he winds up going for a guillotine choke, Tsarukyan defends and he gets up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tsarukyan (Final Score: 30-27 for Tsarukyan)

Official Result: Arman Tsarukyan def. Davi Ramos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Malcom Gordon vs. Amir Albazi

Round One: The round begins with Albazi attacking Gordon with some jabs, Albazi nails an incoming Gordon with an overhand right. Gordon eats a few more shots before landing a straight right on Albazi, Albazi cracks a swinging Gordon with a counter left hook. Gordon also starts landing jabs of his own against Albazi, Albazi then hits Gordon with a kick to the midsection. Albazi scores a takedown on Gordon and he gets the open guard, Albazi starts attacking Gordon with some ground and pound. Gordon scrambles to his feet and Albazi gets him back to the ground, Albazi goes back to attacking Gordon with some ground and pound. Albazi transitions to the full mount against Gordon, Albazi gains back control on Gordon while landing some strikes. Gordon sweeps Albazi and Albazi catches him in a triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Amir Albazi def. Malcom Gordon by submission via triangle choke (4:42, R1)

Brett Johns vs. Montel Jackson

Round One: The round begins with Johns and Jackson exchanging some leg kicks, Jackson then cracks Johns with a left. Johns grabs Jackson and he backs him into the cage wall, Jackson scores a takedown on Johns and he gets him in a seated position. Jackson attacks Johns with some ground and pound, Johns scrambles to his feet and he gets Jackson against the cage wall. Johns scores a takedown on Jackson and Jackson gets back up, Johns and Jackson exchange a few strikes while in the clinch. Johns drags Jackson back to the ground and Jackson gets right back up, the fighters separate and Jackson drops Johns with a multiple punch combination. Jackson gets top control on a downed Johns while landing more strikes, Johns rolls for an arm bar and Jackson escapes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jackson

Round Two: The round begins with Johns grabbing Jackson and he gets him up against the cage wall, Johns drags Jackson to the ground and Jackson gets right back up. Johns gets Jackson back against the cage wall while looking for another takedown, Johns pops Jackson with a left as the fighters separate. Johns grabs a swinging Jackson and gets him back against the cage wall, Jackson gets off the wall and scores a trip takedown on Johns. Johns gets up and he scores a takedown on Jackson, Johns transitions to back control on Jackson. Jackson scrambles and Johns looks for a triangle choke, Jackson escapes and he gets top control on Johns. Jackson lands a few strikes on Johns as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johns (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Johns popping a swinging Jackson with a counter left hook, Jackson fires back as the fighters exchange combinations. Johns grabs Jackson and he gets him up against the cage wall, Johns scores a takedown on Jackson and Jackson gets right back up. Jackson cracks Johns with a few lefts and a knee strike before getting put back against the cage wall, Johns scores another takedown on Jackson and Jackson gets up again. Jackson goes for a high kick and Johns blocks it, the fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes before separating. Johns scores a takedown on Jackson and Jackson gets back up again, Jackson spins and Johns catches him in a guillotine choke. Jackson scrambles to his feet to escape and Johns gets him back up against the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johns (Final Score: 29-28 for Johns)

Official Result: Brett Johns def. Montel Jackson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Joe Duffy vs. Joel Alvarez

Round One: The round begins with Duffy nailing Alvarez with a kick to the midsection, Duffy and Alvarez exchange some leg kicks. Alvarez and Duffy get into a brief striking exchange, Alvarez barely lands a front kick to the body of Duffy. Alvarez nails an incoming Duffy with a three punch combination, Alvarez starts landing some lefts against Duffy. Duffy scores a takedown on Alvarez and Alvarez catches him in a guillotine choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Joel Alvarez def. Joe Duffy by submission via guillotine choke (2:25, R1)

Grant Dawson vs. Nad Narimani

Round One: The round begins with Dawson attacking Narimani with some leg kicks, Dawson starts hunting for takedowns against Narimani. Narimani charges forward and Dawson nails him with a jump knee strike, Dawson scores a takedown on Narimani and he gets the open guard. Dawson advances to the half guard against Narimani, Dawson attacks Narimani with some ground and pound. Narimani eats more strikes while getting Dawson in his full guard, Dawson regains the half guard against Narimani. Narimani gets Dawson back in his full guard while eating more strikes, Dawson then gains the full mount and then back control on Narimani. Dawson nails Narimani with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dawson

Round Two: The round begins with Narimani eating a jumping knee strike while attacking Dawson with a right, Dawson goes back to nailing Narimani with leg kicks. Dawson scores a takedown on Narimani and he gets the open guard, Dawson advances to the half guard of Narimani while landing some strikes. Dawson attacks Narimani with a lot of ground and pound, Dawson transitions to back control on Narimani. Dawson attacks Narimani with more ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dawson (Overall Score: 20-18 for Dawson)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Dawson starts landing some leg kicks on Narimani. Dawson also looks for counter knee strikes on a swinging Narimani, Dawson nails a swinging Narimani with a knee strike to the face. Narimani continues coming forward and taking some swings at Dawson, Dawson then cracks Narimani with an overhand right. Narimani cracks a swinging Dawson with a counter right to the midsection, Dawson lands more leg kicks and a right on a swinging Narimani. Dawson then nails Narimani with a kick to the midsection, Narimani cracks a kicking Dawson with a pair of rights. Dawson grabs Narimani and gets him up against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dawson (Final Score: 30-27 for Dawson)

Official Result: Grant Dawson def. Nad Narimani by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)

Roman Dolidze vs. Khadis Ibragimov

Round One: The round begins with Dolidze attacking Ibragimov with some leg kicks, Ibragimov fires back with some leg kicks of his own. Ibragimov backs up a kicking Dolidze with a counter strike combination, Ibragimov trips up a kicking Dolidze and he kicks away at his legs. The referee intervenes and he allows Dolidze to get back up, Dolidze drops Ibragimov with a knee strike and he lands follows up strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Roman Dolidze def. Khadis Ibragimov by TKO via strikes (4:15, R1)

#4 Alexandre Pantoja vs. #7 Askar Askarov

Round One: The round begins with Pantoja swinging away at Askarov before attempting a jump guillotine choke, Askarov escapes and he gets top control on the ground. Pantoja rolls for a triangle choke and arm bar and Askarov defends against them, Pantoja scrambles to his feet and Askarov gets him against the cage wall. Askarov scores a takedown on Pantoja and Pantoja gets back up, Askarov nails Pantoja with a knee strike to the head. Pantoja rolls to his back before scrambling to his feet, Pantoja winds up getting back control on Askarov during a scramble when they hit the ground. Pantoja hunts for a rear naked choke on Askarov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pantoja

Round Two: The round begins with Askarov attempting a front kick against Pantoja, Askarov starts attacking Pantoja with some leg kicks. Pantoja nails Askarov with a kick to the midsection, Askarov charges at Pantoja while swinging wildly at him. Askarov nails a kicking Pantoja with a counter right hook, Askarov scores a takedown on Pantoja after a brief striking exchange. Pantoja scrambles to his feet and Askarov gets him against the cage wall, Askarov scores another takedown and Pantoja gets right back up. Askarov gets Pantoja back against the cage wall while both look for a takedown, the fighters separate and Pantoja cracks Askarov with a right. Askarov again gets Pantoja back up against the cage wall, Askarov scores a takedown on Pantoja and Pantoja scrambles to get back control on him. Pantoja lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pantoja (Overall Score: 20-18 for Pantoja)

Round Three: The round begins with Askarov attacking Pantoja with some leg kicks, Pantoja comes forward and he takes some swings at Askarov. Askarov then cracks Pantoja with a right hook followed by a left, Pantoja scores a takedown on a kicking Askarov and he gets the open guard. Askarov scrambles to his feet and Pantoja kicks him in the midsection, Pantoja charges at Askarov while swinging away at him. Askarov then cracks an incoming Pantoja with a short right hook, Pantoja eats a few more strikes while again kicking Askarov in the midsection. Pantoja starts landing some leg kicks against Askarov, Askarov then pops a kicking Pantoja with a pair of right uppercuts. Askarov clobbers a swinging Pantoja with a counter right hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Askarov (Final Score: 29-28 for Pantoja)

Official Result: #7 Askar Askarov def. #4 Alexandre Pantoja by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ariane Lipski vs. Luana Carolina

Round One: The round begins with Lipski attacking a kicking Carolina with a counter strike combination, Lipski drops Carolina and she gets top control on the ground. Lipski postures up and Carolina trips her before they get tangled up, Lipski catches Carolina in a knee bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Ariane Lipski def. Luana Carolina by submission via knee bar (1:28, R1)

Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev

Round One: The round begins with Diakiese attacking Fiziev with some leg kicks, Fiziev nails Diakiese with a kick to the midsection before getting him against the cage wall. Fiziev scores a takedown on Diakiese and he gets the half guard, Diakiese scrambles to his feet and Fiziev kicks him in the midsection before landing some knee strikes. Diakiese looks for a takedown again Fiziev gains top control after landing another body kick, Diakiese scrambles to his feet and Fiziev nails him with another body kick. Fiziev comes forward and he hits Diakiese with a left to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fiziev

Round Two: The round begins with Diakiese taking a few swings at Fiziev, Diakiese also starts attacking Fiziev with some leg kicks. Fiziev avoids a head kick before attacking Diakiese with leg kicks, Fiziev goes back to attacking Diakiese with body kicks. Fiziev then nails Diakiese with a two punch combination, Fiziev catches a swinging Diakiese with a three strike combination. Diakiese and Fiziev exchange some more leg kicks, Fiziev then nails Diakiese with a spinning back fist. Diakiese grabs Fiziev and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and take some swings at each other. Diakiese then cracks Fiziev with a left to the midsection, Diakiese stays at a distance and he picks Fiziev apart with some strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fiziev (Overall Score: 20-18 for Fiziev)

Round Three: The round begins with Fiziev kicking Diakiese in the midsection a few times, Diakiese fires back and he exchanges combinations with Fiziev. Fiziev also starts attacking Diakiese with some leg kicks, Fiziev backs up Diakiese after landing two more body kicks. Fiziev grabs Diakiese and he gets him back against the cage wall for a short time, Diakiese throws a few strikes before clinching with Fiziev and eating a body kick. Diakiese and Fiziev get into a few wild striking exchanges, Diakiese comes forward and he cracks Fiziev with a right. Diakiese goes for a spinning wheel kick and Fiziev blocks it, Diakiese then nails Fiziev with a jumping knee strike. Fiziev hits Diakiese with a spinning back kick to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fiziev (Final Score: 30-27 for Fiziev)

Official Result: Rafael Fiziev def. Marc Diakiese by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

#6 Jack Hermansson vs. #7 Kelvin Gastelum

Round One: The round begins with Hermansson attacking Gastelum with a kick to the midsection, Hermansson also hits Gastelum with some leg kicks. Gastelum scores a takedown on Hermansson and he gets the half guard, Hermansson gets Gastelum in his open guard after rolling for a heel hook. Hermansson catches Gastelum in a second heel hook attempt and Gastelum taps out.

Official Result: #6 Jack Hermansson def. #7 Kelvin Gastelum by submission via heel hook (1:18, R1)

UFC Flyweight Championship
#1 Deiveson Figueiredo vs. #2 Joseph Benavidez

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging some kicks, Benavidez starts landing some leg kicks against Figueiredo. Figueiredo drops a kicking Benavidez with a counter right hook, Figueiredo gets top control on the ground while landing some strikes. Figueiredo gains back control on Benavidez and he looks for a rear naked choke, Figueiredo continues going for the rear naked choke and Benavidez continues defending against them. Benavidez scrambles to his feet and Figueiredo holds him against the cage wall before separating, Benavidez pops a swinging Figueiredo with a counter left hook. Figueiredo drops Benavidez with a right hook and Benavidez gets back up, Benavidez then hits Figueiredo with a right to the midsection. Figueiredo drops Benavidez with another right and he pounces on him with more strikes while gaining the full mount. Figueiredo gains back control and he applies a rear naked choke to put Benavidez out cold.

Official Result: #1 Deiveson Figueiredo def. #2 Joseph Benavidez by submission via rear naked choke (4:48, R1) to win the title

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