UFC Norfolk Live Results

The moment has finally arrived for the flyweights to get their moment of glory. Inside the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, Joseph Benavidez will face off against Deiveson Figueiredo for the vacant UFC Flyweight Championship.

This is a long time coming for Benavidez (28-5), who is on a three-fight win streak, beating Jussier Formiga back in June via TKO. This will be his fourth time fighting for a world title, and his third for the UFC Flyweight Championship. He lost to Demetrious Johnson twice, once to crown the first champion. Benavidez has won nine of his last ten fights.

It is a must-win fight for Benavidez, as only he can win the title. Deiveson Figueiredo (17-1) missed weight by 2.5 pounds and is ineligible to claim the belt with a win. The 32-year-old is on a two-fight win streak, beating Tim Elliot back in October via submission. While he won’t win anything, it will not stop Figueiredo from making a moment for himself.

What would happen with a Figueiredo win? Would Henry Cejudo, the initial champion who relinquished his belt, go back to being champion?

FIGHT SPORTS brings you live coverage of UFC Norfolk!

Main Card (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)Β 

Deiveson Figueiredo def. Joseph Benavidez via TKO ** (1:54 into round two) – UFC Flyweight Championship

Felicia Spencer def. Zarah Fairn via TKO (3:37 into round one)

Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cutelaba via KO (:38 into round one)

Megan Anderson def. Norma Dumont (3:31 in round one)

Grant Dawson def. Darrick Minner via submission (1:38 into round two)

Prelims (ESPN+, 5 p.m.)

Kyler Phillips def. Gabriel Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Marcin Tybura def. Serghei Spivac via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Brendan Allen def. Tom Breese via TKO (4:47 into round one)

Luis Pena def. Alex Munoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jordan Griffin def. TJ Brown via guillotine choke (3:21 into round two)

Spike Carlyle def. Aalon Cruz via TKO (1:25 into round one)

Sean Brady def. Ismail Naurdiev via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

** Figueiredo didn’t make weight. Title is still vacant.

 

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