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12.13.2019 | 5:14 PM ET

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UFC on ESPN+ 27
  • Saturday 02.29.2020 at 05:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN+
  • Name: UFC on ESPN+ 27: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night Norfolk
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Chartway Arena
  • Location: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Brendan Fitzgerald, Michael Bisping
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Michael Bisping
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $402,958
  • Attendance: 7,098
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Deiveson Figueiredo   defeats   Joseph Benavidez   via KO/TKO, Right Cross to Ground and Pound   1:54 Round 2 of 5, 6:54 Total Bout Page
Felicia Spencer   defeats   Zarah Fairn   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   3:37 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Magomed Ankalaev   defeats   Ion Cutelaba   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:38 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Megan Anderson   defeats   Norma Dumont   via KO/TKO, Right Cross   3:31 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Grant Dawson   defeats   Darrick Minner   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:38 Round 2 of 3, 6:38 Total Bout Page
Kyler Phillips   defeats   Gabriel Silva   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Brendan Allen   defeats   Tom Breese   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:47 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Marcin Tybura   defeats   Sergey Spivak   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Luis Pena   defeats   Steve Garcia   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jordan Griffin   defeats   TJ Brown   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   3:38 Round 2 of 3, 8:38 Total Bout Page
Spike Carlyle   defeats   Aalon Cruz   via KO/TKO, Elbows to Ground and Pound   1:25 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Sean Brady   defeats   Ismail Naurdiev   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

Responses

Megan anderson hs
2019.12.16 1:51 PM ET

bout announced

Megan Anderson vs. Norma Dumont at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Norma1
Felicia soencer
2019.12.18 1:56 PM ET

bout announced

Felicia Spencer vs. Zarah Fairn at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Zarah fairn dos santos
Alex oliveira hs
2019.12.19 5:26 PM ET

bout announced

Alex Oliveira vs. Mickey Gall at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Mickey gall hs
Brendan %282%29
2019.12.19 5:27 PM ET

bout announced

Brendan Allen vs. Tom Breese at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
Tom breese hs
Gabriel silva
2019.12.19 5:28 PM ET

bout announced

Gabriel Silva vs. Kyler Phillips at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Kyler phillips hs
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12.19.2019 | 10:03 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 1228th

Cejudo has been stripped of the Flyweight Title and Benavidez vs Figueiredo for the belt
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12.19.2019 | 10:27 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 877th

https://twitter.com/arielhelwani/status/1207863698695577605?s=20

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12.19.2019 | 10:27 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 877th


Does that mean we'll finally see Benavidez at his rightful place? On top of 125?

"I really do think MMA is the combat sport of the 21st century, it's pretty obvious, you look at boxing matches, and there are still some good ones. But overall, MMA is the place to be" -Donald Trump

dontsellmydata
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12.19.2019 | 10:44 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 287th

Oliveira vs. Gall
Alex Oliveira, DEC
Poor Mickey Gall; gets matched up with the low-key cheating GOAT.

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Benavidez joseph wec37 3
2019.12.19 11:31 PM ET

bout announced

Joseph Benavidez vs. Deiveson Figueiredo at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Deiveson figueiredo
dontsellmydata
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12.19.2019 | 11:47 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 287th

Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
Joseph Benavidez, DEC
About time this got booked. Banger.

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Ismail naurdiev
2019.12.20 3:07 PM ET

bout announced

Ismail Naurdiev vs. Sean Brady at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Sean brady hs
Steven peterson
2019.12.22 11:12 PM ET

bout announced

Steven Peterson vs. Aalon Cruz at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Aalon cruz headshot
Tj brown hs
2019.12.22 11:12 PM ET

bout announced

TJ Brown vs. Jordan Griffin at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Jordan griffin hs
Alex oliveira hs
2019.12.28 1:16 AM ET

bout status update

Oliveira vs. Gall Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Mickey gall hs
Hyrm
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01.02.2020 | 6:11 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 555 Points   |   Tied for 191st

I think this card is the worst the UFC ever set. Its worst then the cards starting at 4 in the morning in australia or south-east asia.

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TWJake
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01.02.2020 | 7:05 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 877th

ho-kay hyrm haha youre so fake

"I really do think MMA is the combat sport of the 21st century, it's pretty obvious, you look at boxing matches, and there are still some good ones. But overall, MMA is the place to be" -Donald Trump

Mike davis hs
2020.01.02 11:12 PM ET

bout announced

Mike Davis vs. Giga Chikadze at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Giga chikadze
Marcin tybura
2020.01.02 11:12 PM ET

bout announced

Marcin Tybura vs. Sergey Spivak at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Sergey spivak hs
Ion cutelaba ha
2020.01.02 11:13 PM ET

bout announced

Ion Cutelaba vs. Magomed Ankalaev at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Magomed ankalaev
dontsellmydata
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01.03.2020 | 8:54 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 287th

Cutelaba vs. Ankalaev
Magomed Ankalaev, DEC
Cutelaba will, as always, come out hard and immediately gas going into to second round. If he doesn't win in the first round, easy money for Ankalaev.

Davis vs. Chikadze
Giga Chikadze, DEC
Such a fun match up. Davis might be content to strike with Giga, which I believe will result in him getting out-pointed. Should be great nonetheless.

Tybura vs. Spivak
Sergey Spivak, DEC
The state of the UFC heavyweight division when these guys hold a place in their rankings.

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01.07.2020 | 12:46 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 655 Points   |   Tied for 29th with 2 others

I can not wait for Brady vs Naurdiev. That fight will be amazing.

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Luis pena
2020.01.07 11:48 PM ET

bout announced

Luis Pena vs. Alex Munoz at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Alex %282%29
dontsellmydata
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01.12.2020 | 7:12 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 287th

Pena vs. Munoz
Luis Pena, TKO, R1
Flying knee

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TWJake
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01.12.2020 | 7:19 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 877th

Anything to get him back in the winning column

"I really do think MMA is the combat sport of the 21st century, it's pretty obvious, you look at boxing matches, and there are still some good ones. But overall, MMA is the place to be" -Donald Trump

Untitled
2020.01.22 5:30 PM ET

bout announced

Chas Skelly vs. Grant Dawson at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Grant dawson hs
AnthillIss
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01.28.2020 | 1:35 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 565 Points   |   Tied for 164th

Spencer vs. Fairn
Felicia Spencer, SUB, R1
da fook that missmatch

Silva vs. Phillips
Kyler Phillips, DEC
Surprise surprise!

TWJake
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01.28.2020 | 12:13 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 877th

Are you surprised about Spencer vs Fairn Anthillss? Those two are literally half of all the Featherweights in the Company and the other half are fighting on that card.

"I really do think MMA is the combat sport of the 21st century, it's pretty obvious, you look at boxing matches, and there are still some good ones. But overall, MMA is the place to be" -Donald Trump

Untitled
2020.02.06 3:50 PM ET

bout status update

Skelly vs. Dawson Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Grant dawson hs
Steven peterson
2020.02.06 3:52 PM ET

bout status update

Peterson vs. Cruz Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Aalon cruz headshot
Aalon cruz headshot
2020.02.06 3:52 PM ET

bout announced

Aalon Cruz vs. Spike Carlyle at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Spike carlyle
Mike davis hs
2020.02.13 12:28 AM ET

bout status update

Davis vs. Chikadze Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Giga chikadze
AnthillIss
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02.15.2020 | 1:42 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 565 Points   |   Tied for 164th

Cruz vs. Carlyle
Aalon Cruz, TKO, R2
Please tell me 1 thing. More people were picking Cruz against Peterson and now you don't pick him with much worse no name "ginger" (???)?

Joshjeffords
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02.17.2020 | 4:27 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 2296th

Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
Joseph Benavidez, TKO, R2
So weird guessing the lil guys they fast but mostly tiny :>

Spencer vs. Fairn
Felicia Spencer, SUB, R2
Actually id give the unpronounceable chick about 10 percent chance, and 90 to get Rear naked choked.

Anderson vs. Dumont
Megan Anderson, TKO, R1
Yep first round head kick freaky tall chick!

"You can do anything all you need is will power"

Grant dawson hs
2020.02.20 7:44 PM ET

bout announced

Grant Dawson vs. Darrick Minner at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Darrick minner h
Luis pena
2020.02.22 1:52 AM ET

bout status update

Pena vs. Munoz Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Alex %282%29
MarkyWahoo
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02.22.2020 | 7:21 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 330 Points   |   Tied for 1849th

Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
Joseph Benavidez, DEC
Punches in bunches for 25 mins

Spencer vs. Fairn
Felicia Spencer, SUB, R2
🤷🏻‍♂️

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02.23.2020 | 7:28 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 3 Winners, 0 Perfect, 130 Points   |   Tied for 2300th

Anderson vs. Dumont
Megan Anderson, TKO, R2
Women's 145 in the UFC is a dead division. The UFC is trying to keep it alive to milk Nunes for all she is worth. This pair of 145 lb fights on this card is geared toward trying to make a couple fighters in the division look good. It starts with this fight. Dumont is a 135er who I don't think is on the level of Anderson. I think Anderson wins and finishes the fight. Betting women's MMA is a very dangerous undertaking. I do see value on Anderson at her current price. I will be putting in an Anderson/Spencer parlay for this slate. This is an example of take what the books are willing to offer. The UFC's attempt at keeping this division alive will add to the bankroll a tad and move on.

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AtoZsportsinv
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02.23.2020 | 7:31 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 3 Winners, 0 Perfect, 130 Points   |   Tied for 2300th

Spencer vs. Fairn
Felicia Spencer, SUB, R1
See everything in my prediction for Anderson. This seems like a made to order matchup for Spencer as the UFC tries to do CPR on the women's 145 lb. division. I will be pairing Spencer and Anderson in a 2 pick parlay to make a little coin. Pretty straightforward plan. Profit and move on.

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02.23.2020 | 7:38 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 3 Winners, 0 Perfect, 130 Points   |   Tied for 2300th

Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
Joseph Benavidez, TKO, R4
Looks like the flyweight division will stick around a little longer. This will be a nice scrap for a belt. Worth a watch on a Saturday evening on the west coast. I will be playing Benavidez and do see some value at his current price. He really has only lost to Cruz and DJ in his career. The Pettis fight who knows that was such a toss up and since then Benavidez has looked impressive. This is one last chance to get a strap. While Team Alpha Male's record in title fights is something to be very scared of I don't see Joseph blowing this chance. Judging could always be a factor at 125 as they can be very hard to score. However I will wager on this fight because I see this one not needing the judges. Late stoppage for Benavidez in what will be a hard earned win.

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02.23.2020 | 8:04 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 420 Points   |   Tied for 1111th

Benavidez vs. Figueiredo
Joseph Benavidez, DEC
I think Benavidez finally wins the UFC Flyweight Championship.


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