UFC Fight Night Figueiredo Vs. Benavidez Fight Card July 18, 2020: Prediction, Preview, Location
UFC President Dana White appeared on ESPN To Break All The Upcoming Bouts For July's Much-Anticipated Events On Fight Island.
According to the announcement On July 18, 2020: It Will a championship match between Figueiredo Vs. Benavidez 2 for the World FLywieght Championship match. Plush, on the same night Hermansson will take on Gastelum in the Middleweight bout.
Main Card Date and Time: Sat, July 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET), Sat at 1:00 AM (UK), and Sun 19 July, 2020 at 5:30 AM (IST)
Preliminary Card Date and Time: Sat, July 18, 2020 at 2:00 PM (ET), Sat at 7:00 pm (UK), and Sun, 19 July, 2020 at 5:30 AM (IST)
Location: UFC Fight Island, Yas Island: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Joseph Benavidez - Main Event, Flyweight Title Bout
Jack Hermansson vs Kelvin Gastelum
Marc Diakiese vs Rafael Fiziev
Ariane Lipski vs Luana Carolina
Alexandre Pantoja vs Askar Askarov
Roman Dolidze vs Khadis Ibragimov
Grant Dawson vs Nad Narimani
Joe Duffy vs Joel Alvarez
Brett Johns vs Montel Jackson
Malcolm Gordon vs Amir Albazi
Davi Ramos vs Arman Tsarukyan
Carlos Felipe vs Serghei Spivac
Also need to make a notice that Deiveson Figueiredo tested positive for Covid-19. He had the coronavirus back in May, now once again he has tested positive for COVID1-19.
According to Deiveson Figueiredo's manager, Wallid Ismail, a second test will be administered before an official decision is made regarding Figueiredo's possible removal from the event. Ismail said that Figueiredo already tested positive for COVID-19 two months ago and believes that this test is a false positive.
Later, we found that has passed his second test and will travel to Abu Dhabi, though he still needs to pass other tests upon arrival. A lightweight bout between Marc Diakiese and Alan Patrick was scheduled for the event. However, Patrick withdrew on June 14 for an unknown reason and was replaced by Rafael Fiziev.
Tagir Ulanbekov was expected to face Aleksander Doskalchuk in a flyweight bout at this event. However, he pulled out on July 3 after Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father of current UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, passed away due to complications related to COVID-19.
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