Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will once again ask top flyweight contenders Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez to slug it out for the vacant 125-pound title, recently abandoned by former two-division kingpin Henry Cejudo.
The promotion tried (and failed) to get it done in the UFC Norfolk main event earlier this year in “Old Dominion” but Figueiredo missed weight — badly — and was ruled ineligible to claim the flyweight strap. Then came a headbutt, a knockout, and a promise to do it all over again.
It helps that we have no clearcut No. 1 contender, which is probably why the rematch is happening with little pushback from the rest of the division. Brandon Moreno, Alexandre Pantoja, and Alex Perez currently round out the rest of the Top 5.
The Figueiredo-Benavidez do-over was recently made official for the July 18 headliner in Abu Dhabi, and now the promotion has unveiled a corresponding poster, also featuring the middleweight co-main event between Jack Hermansson and Kelvin Gastelum.
See the rest of the July 18 fight card and line up right here.