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UFC Fight Night 172: Figueiredo vs Benavidez 07/18/2020 Odds, Picks and Betting Predictions

UFC Fight Night 172: Figueiredo vs Benavidez 07/18/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to hold their third fight card in the month of July with UFC Fight Night 172. This event will happen this Saturday, July 18 and it will be in the hyped-up “Fight Island” located in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The matches can be viewed through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The main event will be a rematch of and it will feature the top two flyweights in the UFC. Deiveson Figueiredo is ranked 1st while Joseph Benavidez is 2nd. In their last fight, Figueiredo prevailed. The winner of this match will take home the vacant UFC flyweight championship belt. Heading to this fight, Figueiredo is seen by UFC Fight Saturday Night with the upper hand over Benavidez.

UFC Fight Night 172: Figueiredo vs Benavidez 07/18/2020

When:Saturday, July 18, 8:00 PM ET
Where:Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 172: Figueiredo vs Benavidez 07/18/2020 Odds

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Deiveson Figueiredo

Deiveson Figueiredo is a 32-year-old Brazilian fighter and his hometown is located at Soure, Para. He is known as “Daico” and “Deus Da Guerra” inside the cage and trains at his own stable in Figueiredo Team. His professional MMA record is 18-1 and nine wins came from knockouts. Figueiredo entered the UFC in June 2017 and immediately made his presence known by winning his first four fights. His first taste of defeat in his entire career came from Jussier Formiga in UFC Fight Night 148 and it was through a controversial unanimous decision. He then went on to win his next three fights. The first two were against Alexandre Pantoja and Tim Elliot back in 2019. His latest fight was with Joseph Benavidez in which he won via TKO in the second round through punches.

Joseph Benavidez

Joseph Benavidez is a 35-year-old UFC veteran and he hails from Sacramento, California in USA. He stands at five-foot-four and trains at the Team Alpha Male. His professional MMA record is at 28-6 with 11 of those wins from decisions. Benavidez has been fighting in the UFC since March 2011. Winning his first three fights he lost to Demetrious Johnson. The same pattern happened and he bounced back winning his next three fights only to lose again to Johnson. Benavidez made a huge six-fight winning streak from April 2014 – June 2018 before tasting another loss but this time, it was against Sergio Pettis. Another streak followed and winning his next three bouts and lost to Deiveson Figueiredo just this February 2020.

Figueiredo vs Benavidez Betting Numbers

Last FightWinLoss
CountryBrazilUnited States
Height5′ 5″5′ 4″
Weight (lbs)125125
Reach (inches)6865
Win by KO/TKO50%29%
Win by Submission33%32%
Strikes landed per minute2.543.53
Striking accuracy52%34%
Striking absorbed per minute2.762.55
Striking defense52%63%
Takedown average1.811.5
Takedown accuracy50%30%
Takedown defense61%65%
Submission average2.40.6

Figueiredo vs Benavidez Betting Picks

Just looking at their latest fight, Figueiredo outclassed the veteran Benavidez from the let go. Even with this rematch, it is difficult to see Benavidez winning this fight and that is what Sports Betting also shows.