MMA & UFC Roundup: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo, The Korean Zombie and Dodson vs. Wood

Updated: December 24, 2019
Announcements: Benavidez To Face Figueiredo For Vacant Flyweight Championship Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo will battle for the recently vacated UFC flyweight championship at UFC Norfolk on February 29, 2020. The vacant UFC flyweight title will be on the line in Norfolk, Virginia on February 29, as No. 1-ranked contender Joseph Benavidez faces No. 3-ranked Deiveson Figueiredo in a five-round championship main event at Chartway Arena. The 125-pound title was declared vacant Thursday after champion Henry Cejudo informed UFC officials that he was opting to relinquish it in order to pursue the defense of his UFC bantamweight title. Read More... taking out a former champion like Frankie Edgar in spectacular fashion, how could Chan Sung Jung (aka The Korean Zombie) not win a Performance of the Night bonus? Jung topped the bill at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on Saturday, headlining the Busan, South Korea, fight card in his home country. He was originally slated to face Brian Ortega, who had to withdraw because of an injury. Scroll to continue with content Ad With Edgar being a former UFC lightweight champion, there was no drop off in competition, but Jung certainly made it look like there was. He quickly dropped Edgar to the canvas, took back mount, and roughed him up. Edgar eventually escaped and returned to his feet, but Jung quickly planted him back on the canvas and forced the referee to stop the bout. Read More... Rio Rancho is beginning to shape up, as John Dodson vs. Nathaniel Wood has been added to the card. Two bantamweights with very different runs of form will meet at UFC Rio Rancho in February, as former flyweight title challenger John Dodson takes on Nathaniel Wood. After an initial report from , the UFC announced the fight on Thursday through social media. This event will mark the first time the UFC has ever visited the city of Rio Rancho in New Mexico. Read More...

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