UFC Fight Island 2 results: Figueiredo submits Benavidez for flyweight title

Yahoo Sports Staff

A new champion was crowned Saturday at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi as the Flash Forum hosted the UFC’s fourth title fight in 8 days.

In their rematch for the vacant flyweight title, Deiveson Figueiredo used his power and his submission skills to finish Joseph Benavidez in the first round. Figueiredo locked in the rear naked choke late in the round after dropping Benavidez with punches to become UFC’s first Brazilian flyweight champion.

UFC Fight Island 2 live blog

UFC Fight Island 2 main card results

Flyweight title: Deiveson Figueiredo def. Joseph Benavidez via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:48 of R1

Middleweight: Jack Hermansson def. Kelvin Gastelum via submission (heel hook) at 1:18 of R1:

Lightweight: Rafael Fiziev def. Marc Diakiese via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x 2)

Flyweight: Ariane Lipski def. Luana Carolina via submission (kneebar) at 1:28 of R1:

Flyweight: Askar Askarov def. Alexandre Pantoja via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

UFC Fight Island 2 prelims card results

Light heavyweight: Roman Dolidze def. Khadis Ibragimov via TKO (knee and punches) at 4:15 of R1:

Catchweight (150): Grant Dawson def. Nad Narimani via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)

Lightweight: Joel Alvarez def. Joe Duffy via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:25 of R1:

Bantamweight: Brett Johns def. Montel Jackson via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

Bantamweight: Amir Albazi def. Malcolm Gordon via submission (triangle choke) at 4:42 of R1:

Lightweight: Arman Tsarukyan def. Davi Ramos via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)

Heavyweight: Serghei Spivac def. Carlos Felipe via majority decision (28-28, 29-27 x 2)

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