UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2: Fight card, location, date, live stream and where to watch


UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 features a huge rematch and here is more about the fight card, location, live stream and where to watch

The UFC continues bringing events from outside the United States with two already having taken place in the past seven days.

UFC 251 and UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs Ige were grand successes, and the UFC brings up Fight Night: Figueiredo vs Benavidez 2 on 19 July 2020.

Deiveson Figueiredo will feature in the next UFC Fight Night against Joseph Benavidez
Deiveson Figueiredo has only lost one fight in his MMA career (UFC)

This features a rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez for the vacant UFC Flyweight title. The pair met in December 2019 for the title after Henry Cejudo vacated it.

Figueiredo won that clash against Benavidez but couldn’t get the crown because he missed weight. There has been more drama regarding the clash again this time with Figueiredo testing positive for Covid-19.

However, he passed a recent test and travelled to the location of the fight, but will have to take the test again before he is allowed into the Octagon.

Date and location

Fight Island is the home for UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2, as it has been for the last two events.

The Flash Forum will host the fights and things have gone pretty well for the UFC in Abu Dhabi. While the event takes place on 19 July morning in the UAE, the fight will be on 18 July night in the United States.

Kelvin Gastelum turned up the heat ahead of his UFC fight
Kelvin Gastelum trains at UFC Fight Island (Twitter)

The prelim card is expected to start at 5PM ET time while the main card should start at around 8PM, however, it is best to check local outlets for proper times.

UFC Fight Night: Live stream and where to watch

ESPN and ESPN+ will be the home for UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2, as with most of the UFC fights in America.

UK viewers can watch the fight by streaming on BT Sport and the app. While fans in the Indian subcontinent can watch it on Sony/Ten while the fight can be streamed on the Sony Liv app.

It is advisable to check local listings depending on your area while some websites provide streams just prior to the fight and can be checked out here.

Fight card

As with most UFC events, the fight card for UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 is split into two.

Davi Ramos is open to fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov
Davi Ramos of Brazil looks on during the UFC 242 event at The Arena on September 07, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

There are 12 clashes in total on the two cards. The main card features five clashes while the prelim card features seven fights in total.

Prelim card

Light Heavyweight: Khadis Ibragimov vs Roman Dolidze

Catchweight (150lbs): Grant Dawson vs Nad Narimani

Lightweight: Joseph Duffy vs Joel Alvarez

Bantamweight: Brett Johns: vs Montel Jackson

Flyweight: Malcolm Gordon vs Amir Albaz

Lightweight: Davi Ramos vs Arman Tsarukyan

Heavyweight: Sergey Spivak vs Carlos Felipe

Main card

Flyweight: Deiveson Figueiredo vs Joseph Benavidez

Middleweight Jack Hermansson vs Kelvin Gastelum

Lightweight: Marc Diakiese vs Rafael Fiziev

Women’s Flyweight: Ariane Lipski vs Luana Carolina

Flyweight: Alexandre Pantoja vs Askar Askarov

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