UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo

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UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateFebruary 29, 2020 (2020-02-29)
VenueChartway Arena
CityNorfolk, Virginia
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo (also known as UFC Fight Night 169 and UFC on ESPN+ 27) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on February 29, 2020 at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.[1][2][3]

Background[edit]

The event will be the second that the promotion has hosted in Norfolk and first since UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis in November 2017.[1]

While not officially announced by the organization, a UFC Flyweight Championship bout for the vacant title between former title challenger Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo is expected to serve as the event headliner. Multi-divisional champion Henry Cejudo announced on December 20, 2019 that he would be relinquishing the flyweight title and would concentrate on competing solely in the bantamweight division.[4]

A welterweight bout between Alex Oliveira and Mickey Gall was scheduled for the event. However, on December 27, 2019 the bout was pulled from the event by the UFC. The bout will not be replaced and no reason was given by the UFC.[5]

A featherweight between Chas Skelly and Grant Dawson was scheduled on January 18, 2020 at UFC 246.[6] However, on January 14, 2020, Dawson announced on his personal social media that he was forced to withdraw from the bout.[7] The bout was rescheduled to this event.[8]

Fight card[edit]

Main card (ESPN+)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Flyweight Joseph Benavidez vs. Deiveson Figueiredo [a]
Women's Featherweight Felicia Spencer vs. Zarah Fairn dos Santos
Light Heavyweight Ion Cuțelaba vs. Magomed Ankalaev
Women's Featherweight Megan Anderson vs. Norma Dumont Viana
Heavyweight Marcin Tybura vs. Sergey Spivak
Bantamweight Gabriel Silva vs. Kyler Phillips
Preliminary card (ESPN+)
Featherweight Mike Davis vs. Giga Chikadze
Middleweight Brendan Allen vs. Tom Breese
Featherweight Luis Peña vs. Alexander Muñoz
Featherweight Jordan Griffin vs. T.J. Brown
Featherweight Steven Peterson vs. Aalon Cruz
Welterweight Ismail Naurdiev vs. Sean Brady
  1. ^ For the vacant UFC Flyweight Championship.

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Announced bouts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2019-12-13). "UFC schedules return to Virginia for Feb. 29 in Norfolk". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  2. ^ Newswire, MMA Fighting (2019-12-13). "UFC returns to Norfolk, Va. on Feb. 29". mmfighting.com. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  3. ^ Anderson, Jay (2019-12-13). "UFC Returning to Norfolk, Virginia on February 29, 2020". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  4. ^ "Henry Cejudo relinquishing UFC flyweight belt; Joseph Benavidez-Deiveson Figueiredo targeted". MMA Junkie. 2019-12-20. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  5. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (2019-12-27). "Mickey Gall vs. Alex Oliveira pulled from UFC Norfolk". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  6. ^ Redactie. "Chas Skelly vs. Grant Dawson added to UFC event in 2020". mmadna. Retrieved 2019-10-30.Template:Ll=nl
  7. ^ Nolan King (January 14, 2020). "Grant Dawson says UFC 246 fight vs. Chas Skelly has been canceled". mmajunkie.com.
  8. ^ Redactie. "Chas Skelly vs. Grant Dawson rescheduled, this time for UFC Norfolk". mmadna. Retrieved 2020-01-23.Template:Ll=nl
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-12-27.