Chris' Top Tier UFC Title Fight Takedown Figueiredo vs. Benavidez
UFC Fight Night July 18th, 2020 Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez
Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 10:30 pm
I just have started to not trust Benavidez on the grand stage as he’s 0-4 in title fights coming into this matchup. If Benavidez were going to win this fight, he has to be the quicker and more fleet of foot and bring Figueiredo into the later rounds where cardio could turn into an issue with the harsh weight cut that Figueiredo had an issue with in the first meeting. With that said, while Benavidez probably won the first round in the last fight, he left himself open and unprotected when throwing his leg kicks, and that’s not something you want against a lethal counter-striker like Deiveson Figueiredo. I think Fig will want to end the fight in the earlier rounds so I’ll back Figueiredo to win inside the distance with a finish and the cheap price.