Joseph Benavidez collided with Deiveson Figueiredo in the headliner of tonight’s UFC Norfolk event with the opportunity to capture the promotional gold.
Benavidez and Figueiredo were supposed to be fighting for the promotions vacant 125-pound title. However, after the Brazilian missed weight by 2.5lbs on Friday, only ‘Joe-Jitsu’ was left eligible to take home the belt this evening.
Joseph Benavidez (28-5 MMA) entered tonight’s headliner on a three-fight winning streak, his latest being a TKO victory over Jussier Formiga at June’s event in Minneapolis.
Meanwhile, Figueiredo (17-1 MMA) was riding a two-fight win streak, his latest being a submission win over Tim Elliott at October’s UFC event in Tampa.
Tonight’s UFC Norfolk main event proved to be a highly entertaining affair.
Official UFC Norfolk Result: Deiveson Figueiredo def. Joseph Benavidez via TKO in Round 2
Check out how the pros reacted to Figueiredo defeating Benavidez below:
Who would you like to see Deiveson Figueiredo fight next following his TKO win over Joseph Benavidez at tonight’s UFC event in Virginia?