(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live stats and full results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. Full live results for the first UFC on ESPN+ 27: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo bout from Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.)
NOTE the UFC on ESPN+ 27: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo start times
- UFC Norfolk main card start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+
- UFC Norfolk prelims start time: 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on ESPN+
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Norfolk, Virginia, this week for its first event there since Dustin Poirier fought Anthony Pettis in 2017.
A battle for the UFC flyweight championship highlights the UFC on ESPN+ 27 fight card… sort of.
After Henry Cejudo vacated the flyweight belt to focus on his bantamweight championship, UFC officials moved swiftly to book top contenders Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo to fight for the vacant 125-pound title.
Those plans went sideways at Friday’s weigh-in when Figueiredo stepped on the scale 2.5 pound above the championship limit, thus making him ineligible to win the belt. Benavidez, however, weighed 124.5 pounds, keeping him in the hunt for the belt.
Figueiredo agreed to forfeit 30-percent of his show money to Benavidez to keep the fight intact, but his championship dreams withered away when his weight did not. Only Benavidez is eligible to win the UFC flyweight championship. If Figueiredo wins, the flyweight title will remain vacant.
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UFC on ESPN+ 27: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo live results from Norfolk
UFC on ESPN+ 27: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo Fight Card
Main Card (8 pm ET on ESPN+)
- Joseph Benavidez vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
- Felicia Spencer vs. Zarah Fairn
- Ion Cuțelaba vs. Magomed Ankalaev
- Megan Anderson vs. Norma Dumont
- Grant Dawson vs. Darrick Minner
Preliminary Card (5 pm ET on ESPN+)
- Luis Peña vs. Steve Garcia
- Gabriel Silva vs. Kyler Phillips
- Brendan Allen vs. Tom Breese
- Marcin Tybura vs. Serghei Spivac
- Jordan Griffin vs. T.J. Brown
- Aalon Cruz vs. Spike Carlyle
- Sean Brady vs. Ismail Naurdiev