A brand new flyweight champion will probably be topped on “Combat Island.”

After Henry Cejudo relinquished his flyweight title, Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez competed for the vacant title in the principle occasion of UFC on ESPN+ 27.

Figueiredo (18-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) stopped Benavidez (28-6 MMA, 15-Four UFC) in Spherical 2, however wasn’t topped champion after lacking weight by two-and-a-half kilos, that means the title remained vacant.

The pair will run issues again within the headliner of the UFC’s July 18 occasion on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the place the promotion will make a second try at crowning a brand new 125-pound champion,

Additionally featured on the poster is the co-main occasion bout between middleweights Jack Hermansson (20-5 MMA, 7-Three UFC) and Kelvin Gastelum (15-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC).

Try the official poster for the UFC’s July 18 occasion beneath:

The present July 18 lineup contains:

MAIN CARD (9 p.m. ET)

  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez – for vacant flyweight title
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Jack Hermansson
  • Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev
  • Luana Carolina vs. Ariane Lipski
  • Askar Askarov vs. Alexandre Pantoja

PRELIMINARY CARD (6 p.m. ET)

  • Roman Dolidze vs. Khadis Ibragimov
  • Grant Dawson vs. Nad Narimani
  • Joel Alvarez vs. Joe Duffy
  • Montel Jackson vs. Brett Johns
  • Aleksander Doskalchuk vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
  • Davi Ramos vs. Arman Tsarukyan
  • Carlos Felipe vs. Serghei Spivac

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