Deiveson Figueiredo – Joeseph Benavidez 2
Flyweight has a new flyweight champion, and his name is
Robert Paulson Deiveson Figueiredo. He absolutely proved that is championship material by submitting Benevidez in the first round via rear naked choke. With a powerful looping right hook, Figueiredo sat Benavidez on the canvas and unleashed his ferocious ground and pound. Benavidez defended a few rear naked choke attempts and got back to his feat. With 1:31 in the first round, Deiveson landed a clean right uppercut and dropped his opponent once again. 4:16 into the first round, Benavidez was dropped for the third time by a right hooked that landed clean to the jaw. This time the ground assault was just too much for Joseph and he tapped at 4:48 in round one.
At now 19 – 1, Deiveson is a frighting champion who has already dispatched several of the UFC flyweights. Perhaps, a fight with Brandon Moreno would be fitting for the champion, as he is just coming off a win against Jussier Formiga. Unfortunately for Joeseph Benavidez, he again came up short at his chance at the belt. He may rank among the best fighters who never won a title. With now two loses to Deiveson Figueiredo, it will be tough to earn another shot at a title.
Jack Hermansson vs Kelvin Gastelum
With another first round submission, Jack Hermansson defeated Kelvin Gastelum. Gastelum reversed the takedown attempt of Hermansson secured a dominant position in half guard within the first 11 seconds of the first round. Hermansson attakced the leg of Gastelum and forced his opponent to reposition. When Kelvin attempted to secure mount without any control of Hermansson’s hips, Jack instantly looked for a heel hook. Hermansson eventually secured the submission victory at 1:18 in the first round. “The Joker” has now won 5 of his last 6 fights inside the octagon.
With a win over Kelvin Gastelum, a fight against the winner of Yoel Romero vs Uriah Hall would make sense for the dominant middleweight. As for Gastelum, a move to welterweight would be awesome to see.
Ariane Lipski vs Luana Carolina
Going for the hat trick, Ariane Lipski defeats Luana Carolina with another submission in the first round. Lipski was able to do whatever she wanted throughout this fight. She was dominant on the feet, and also whenever the fight hit the mat. The ‘Queen of Violence’ hit an absolutely nasty kneebar with at 1:28 in the first round.
A quick turn around. Hopefully, she will look build momentum after after a dominant performance.