After an undesirable consequence for the UFC of their effort to crown a brand new flyweight champion, the promotion will run again their first try from February this 12 months.
As first reported by MMAJunkie, the UFC have set a July 18th date for a rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo (18-1) and Joseph Benavidez (28-6) for the vacant 125 lbs title.
Following Henry Cejudo’s choice to vacate his flyweight championship earlier within the 12 months, the UFC set about making a title struggle between Figueiredo and Benavidez in February however with the Brazilian lacking weight and subsequently defeating Benavidez by way of second-round KO, Figueiredo was unable to assert UFC gold.
The bout’s ending sequence was considerably controversial nonetheless as a conflict of heads moments earlier than the stoppage opened up a minimize on Benavidez.
Whereas their rematch is pencilled in for July 18th, the venue and site remains to be to be introduced.