On Saturday, Feb. 29, the UFC hosted its 27th card on ESPN+ from the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Va.
In the night’s main event, the promotion aimed to crown a new flyweight champion as former title challenger Joseph Benavidez faces off with Brazilian Deiveson Figueiredo. Benavidez last fought the belt in 2013, falling to then-champion Demetrious Johnson for a second time. Since then he had gone on to win nine of his last 10, including a win over the division’s most recent titleholder, Henry Cejudo. Figueiredo had tasted defeat just once in his 18-fight career. He had won six of seven inside the Octagon since joining the promotion in 2017. However, the Brazilian missed weight for the contest and was not eligible to win the title.
Check below for full results.
Deiveson Figueiredo def. Joseph Benavidez by TKO (punches). Round 2. 1:54
Felicia Spencer def. Zarah Fairn by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:37
Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cutelaba by knockout (punch) Round 1, 0:38
Megan Anderson def. Norma Dumont by knockout (punch). Round 1, 3:31
Grant Dawson def. Darick Minner by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:38
Kyler Phillips def. Gabriel Silva by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Brendan Allen def. Tom Breese by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:47
Marcin Tybura def. Sergey Spivac by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Luis Pena def. Steve Garcia by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jordan Griffin def. T.J. Brown by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2, 3:38
Spike Carlyle def. Aalon Cruz by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:25
Sean Brady def. Ismail Naurdiev by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
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