UFC Fight Night – Fight Island #2 Betting Preview and Free Play: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez

by Tyler Vaysman | July 15, 2020 |

The next UFC event will feature a handful of things. This includes a rematch, betting opportunities, and some very competitive fighting. The main event will feature the rematch between two flyweights of Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez. 

  • Date: Saturday, July 18, 7:00 PM
  • Venue: Flash Forum
  • Watch on: ESPN+

The Fighters 

Deiveson Figueiredo (18-1-0)

Figueiredo is currently ranked number one in the flyweight division. His fighting resume shows that he has 9 wins by knockout, 6 by submission, and 3 by decision. 

“Deus Da Guerra” has a striking accuracy at 52 percent and a grappling accuracy at 50 percent. He lands 2.43 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 2.15. This is a solid and conservative ratio here. 

He has a takedown defense at 59 percent and a significant strike defense at 56 percent. He also averages 1.86 takedowns and 2.27 submissions every 15 minutes. 

Joseph Benavidez (28-6-0)

Benavidez is currently ranked the second best fighter in the flyweight division. His fighting resume shows that he has 11 wins by decision, 8 by knockout, and 9 by submission. 

He has a striking accuracy at 34 percent and a grappling accuracy of 30 percent. He lands 3.45 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 2.54. This is a nice significant strike ratio as he delivers a little more than he takes on. 

He has a takedown defense at 66 percent and a significant strike defense at 63 percent. He also averages 1.45 takedowns and 0.60 submissions every 15 minutes. 

Odds For This Event 

The market has roughly the same lines across the board. BetDSI has the odds currently set at:

Figueiredo: -204

Benavidez: +169

*odds are subject to changes 

Potential Winning Pick 

This rematch is going to be a good one. Looking at the last fight, Benavidez was leading the strikes 46 to 25 before being TKO early in the second round. 

Figueiredo has solid numbers at every stat he has. He appears to be a conservative but consistent striker and knows how to land a hit. I look for him to stay close and look for steady hits. 

Overall, I still like Benavidez for this one. He will be trying to redeem himself and look to get this back. He also is the better striker and he might end up returning the favor of a knockout. 

Spooky Express Free Pick: Benavidez wins via tko

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