Newly topped flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo spoke with the media on Saturday following his win over Joseph Benavidez at UFC on ESPN+ 30 in Abu Dhabi.
The bout was a rematch. The 2 first fought in February with Figueiredo ending Benavidez by way of strikes within the second spherical, however he did not make weight, so he did not win the flyweight title.
On Saturday on UFC Battle Island, the Brazilian destroyed Benavidez to seize the vacant 125-pound championship. After knocking Benavidez down 3 times, Figueiredo put Benavidez to sleep with a rear-naked choke late within the opening spherical.
Figueiredo talked about his championship win and his need to attract former UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo out of retirement.
Dana White’s UFC on ESPN+ 30 post-fight scrum
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