Henry Cejudo has decided to drop his flyweight belt, and the final Fighting Championship will make it to the graves in February.
According to BJP.com’s Thursday evening report, Joseph Benavidez (28-5) will contest with Deveson Figueiredo (17-1) for the flyweight strap.
MMA Janaki later revealed that the empty belt would be on the line as two-division shampoo Cejudo would relinquish her flyweight crown. ESPN confirmed the news with Sejudo on Thursday night.
Benavidez and Figueiredo will arrive at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia on February 29 to blast UAV Norfolk headliners.
Benavidez won three of his last three, and nine of his final ten, dating back to a knockout defeat at the hands of Demetrius Johnson in 2013. In that period, he became the first fighter to knock out Alex Perez, and more recently, Jussier Formiga.
June with a head kick and a punch. Benavidez recorded a split decision win over former winner Cejudo, and competed twice for the flyweight belt, but lost to Johnson on both occasions.
Figueiredo bounced back from the first defeat of his career in March and defeated Alexander Pantoza in October to beat Tim Elliott.
Sporting a final rate of 82 percent, Figuredio – the only one to defeat Formiga – did so in three rounds, and was unable to finish his fellow country before the final bell.
With four stakes wins in his Octagon career with four wins, Figueiredo is tied for the fourth-most finale in UFC flight weight history with Dustin Ortiz.
Cejudo won the flyweight belt in a rematch with the legendary Johnson, who captured 125 pounds of gold by a controversial splitting decision.
Hands-changing leash Bentham weight king T.J. Dulashav is falling at flyweight to attempt to become a two-tiered shampoo simultaneously.
Sijdo smashed Dilshaw in just 32 seconds and went on to chase the 135-pound throne, as Dillashaw tested positive for the EPO.
“The Messenger” sent Marlon Mores to the vacant bantamweight belt at UFC 238 in June, becoming the fourth fighter in UFC history to rule two divisions at the same time.
After recovering from an injury that ruled him out for the second half of 2019, Sijudo often discussed potential challenger options in the bantamweight division, including Uriza Faber, Dominic Cruz, Jose Aldo, and others.
No concurrent two-division shampoos have defended both belts inside the Octagon since earning them, and Amanda Nunes could be the first if she defends her winged title.
Nunes is now the only remaining champion in the two weight classes, as Connor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Cejudo all vacated or stripped off their belts before defending them both.