After creating a a hit debut on Fight Island this weekend, the UFC returns there for a third time on Saturday. We’ve still got UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs. Ige to sit up for this Wednesday, however the weekend’s show might be higher.
UFC Fight Night 172 will with a bit of luck crown a brand new UFC Flyweight champion. But greater than that, we’ve got as a minimum two other fights on faucet that would have an effect on title snap shots within the close to future.
Here are the expected consequences for UFC Fight Night 172: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2.
Reportedly, the check turned into a false high quality stemming from the Brazilian having COVID-19 in advance on for the duration of the pandemic. And as of the time of writing, it does seem that the fight will pass beforehand. But will Figueiredo be tormented by his spell with the virus? Who is aware of.
The massive question right here is what form of changes Benavidez can make from the primary fight. It’s proper that the clash of heads led without delay to him being knocked out, but it wasn’t like he was prevailing the combat prior to that moment.
The trouble that ‘The Beefcake’ regarded to be having turned into the truth that in contrast to most people of his Flyweight combatants, Figueiredo turned into able to absorb his biggest punches without a troubles.
Benavidez’s placing fashion has stepped forward through the years, but he still tends to step into the pocket and firepower punches, hoping that he’ll connect to a bomb to knock his foe out before they can hearth back with something too heavy. And if he reveals himself dropping those placing exchanges, then he’s always were given his sturdy wrestling, whole with an unpleasant choke game, to fall lower back on.
For most people of his career – even in opposition to Henry Cejudo – it’s a plan that’s worked. However, that wasn’t the case in any respect with Figueiredo. His chin allowed him to hearth returned and connect with hard shots of his very own, and he changed into additionally capable of prevent most people of Benavidez’s takedowns.