Figueiredo vs Benavidez 2 Betting Preview
A flyweight rematch headlines the fight card this weekend as the UFC enters the Octagon on Fight Island again for UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs Benavidez 2.
The main event is a rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez for the UFC flyweight title, which has been vacant since former champion Henry Cejudo retired. At Bovada Sportsbook, Figueiredo is a -225 favorite and Benavidez a +175 underdog.
Figueiredo has won his last three fights to improve his record to 18-1 with nine wins by knockout and six by submission. Benavidez is 28-6 with eight wins by KO and nine by submission.
Figueiredo and Benavidez previously fought at UFC Fight Night 169 in February. That fight was also for the vacant flyweight title, but that title was taken off the table after Figueiredo missed weight. In that first bout, Figueiredo won by second-round TKO as a +120 underdog. Benavidez was the -175 favorite.
Gastelum a slight favorite in middleweight clash
Also on the main card this weekend is a middleweight bout between Jack Hermansson and Kelvin Gastelum. At Bovada, Gastelum is a -130 favorite and Hermansson an even-money underdog.
Gastelum has lost his last two fights and three of his last five. His record now stands at 15-5 and one no contest, with six wins by KO and four by submission. He last fought at UFC 244 in November, when he lost to Darren Till by split decision as a -230 favorite.
Hermansson is 4-1 in his last five fights and owns an overall record of 20-5 with 11 wins by KO and five by submission. He last fought at UFC Fight Night 160 in September, losing to Jared Cannonier by second-round TKO as a -300 favorite.
Diakiese, Fiziev both coming off decision wins
Finishing off our look at this weekend’s fight card is a lightweight bout between Marc Diakiese and Rafael Fiziev. At Bovada, Diakiese is a -160 favorite and Fiziev a +130 underdog.
Diakiese is 14-3 with six wins by KO. He last fought at UFC Fight Night 160 where he defeated Lando Vannata by unanimous decision as a -175 favorite.
Fiziev is 7-1 with five wins by KO. In his last fight at UFC Fight Night 162 in October, he defeated Alex White by unanimous decision as a -200 favorite.