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Event: UFC Fight Night 169: “Benavidez vs. Figueiredo”
Date: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020
Location: Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia
UFC Fight Night 169 Fight Card
17:00 Luis Pena vs Alex Munoz
17:00 Sean Brady vs Ismail Naurdiev
17:00 Giga Chikadze vs Mike Davis
17:00 Marcin Tybura vs Serghei Spivac
17:00 Ion Cutelaba vs Magomed Ankalaev
17:00 Steven Peterson vs Aalon Cruz
17:00 Jordan Griffin vs TJ Brown
20:00 Kyler Phillips vs Gabriel Silva
20:00 Felicia Spencer vs Zarah Fairn
20:00 Tom Breese vs Brendan Allen
20:00 Alex Oliveira vs Mickey Gall
20:00 Megan Anderson vs Norma Dumont
20:00 Joseph Benavidez vs Deiveson Figueiredo
This card airs 6 days from now. The prelims will air on ESPN+ at 5:00 PM ET, followed by the main card will air at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+. As we get closer to the event, UFC Fight Night 169 fight card, bout order and the number of matches will likely change. We will continue to update this page as new fights are added or changed to the ‘Benavidez vs. Figueiredo’-led card. You can view the official UFC Fight Night 169 page here. Below is up-to-date UFC Fight Night 169 fight card.
UFC Fight Night 169 Main Event on ESPN+
125 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez vs. Deiveson Figueiredo for vacant flyweight title
UFC Fight Night 169 Main Card on ESPN+ (8 p.m. ET)
145 lbs.: Zarah Fairn vs. Felicia Spencer
145 lbs.: Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
145 lbs.: Megan Anderson vs. Norma Dumont
185 lbs.: Brendan Allen vs. Tom Breese
135 lbs.: Kyler Phillips vs. Gabriel Silva
UFC Fight Night 169 Prelims Card on ESPN+ (5 p.m. ET)
205 lbs.: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba
265 lbs.: Serghei Spivac vs. Marcin Tybura
145 lbs.: Giga Chikadze vs. Mike Davis
145 lbs.: Aalon Cruz vs. Steven Peterson
145 lbs.: Jordan Griffin vs. TJ Brown
170 lbs.: Sean Brady vs. Ismail Naurdiev
155 lbs.: Alex Munoz vs. Luis Pena
When and What?
When this card was first finalized, it looked like a highlight of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first-quarter schedule, owing to a strong four fights atop the bill. Over the ensuing month and a half, two of those fights were undone: A co-main event between Frankie Edgar and Cory Sandhagen was effectively off once.
“The Answer” stepped in to headline a December show in South Korea, while a late injury to Josh Emmett scrapped an interesting confrontation with fellow surging featherweight Arnold Allen. The top two fights are still the clear highlights particularly an excellent co-headliner between Rafael dos Anjos and Michael Chiesa but beyond them, there is not much meat on the bone.
As always, there is enough fun young talent to keep things interesting for those with the time to watch the entire affair, but in general, UFC Fight Night 169 on Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina, looks like a two-fight card.
He hasn’t been quite as successful in the Octagon itself, falling victim to a come-from-behind knockout from Uriah Hall and turning in a tepid performance against Darren Stewart. Half of his professional wins have come via (technical) knockout.
Nearly a full decade after his first amateur bout, Dequan Townsend (21-9) finally found himself in UFC when Dalcha Lungiambula needed a new opponent on days’ notice. “The Tarantula’s” height advantage wasn’t enough to save him from a third-round knockout loss, nor from a six-month suspension for cocaine (details). He replaces Alen Amedovski on just over one month’s notice.
I don’t think less of Lewis for his loss to Hall — “Primetime” just kinda does that to people sometimes. The Stewart loss, however, was worrying. Lewis failed to take him down five times and never seemed to get out of first gear on the feet. He’s clearly extremely talented, but he clearly needs to sort out his mental game.
UFC Fight Night 169: Joseph Benavidez vs Deiveson Figueiredo MMA Streams 29 Feb 2020
Well, he needs to sort out his mental game to be quality Middleweights. He’s fine against Townsend, whose skill list comprises entirely “hits pretty hard” and “is large.” He won’t even have the latter advantage here, as Lewis matches his height and reach. Lewis should dominate wherever he wants; Townsend’s tough to finish, so expect a full 29 one-sided minutes.
Arnold Allen (29-1) has had to score dramatic comebacks to do it but currently finds himself undefeated (6-0) in the Octagon with a pair of post-fight bonuses to his name. The last fight for “Almighty” was his most dominant yet, three-round destruction of former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez at UFC 236. His stoppage wins are split 5/4 between knockouts and submissions.
Returning to Lightweight after a submission loss to Charles Oliveira, Nik Lentz (30-10-2) won five of his next seven, taking home “Performance of the Night” for his guillotine finish of Will Brooks. The run led to a third battle with Oliveira, who dropped Lentz and pounded him out for the latter’s first (technical) knockout loss since 2012.
Lentz was originally set to face Nad Narimani, while Allen was booked against Josh Emmett; when both opponents suffered injuries, UFC Live Stream Reddit did the logical thing.
Allen-Emmett obviously offered far more fireworks, but I actually really like this impromptu matchmaking. “Almighty’s” most difficult UFC fights came against skilled, durable grapplers in Alan Omer, Makwan Amirkhani, and Mads Burnell, and we recently saw Lentz overcome a physically superior foe in Scott Holtzman. There’s intrigue here — if the 25-year-old Allen hasn’t shored up his takedown defense, this could go sideways in a hurry.
Still, Allen seems to have enough going his way to warrant confidence. He’s taller, rangier and a fair bit faster than Lentz, who’s never been difficult to hit at the best of times. Expect his striking edge to compensate for the handful of times Lentz puts him on his back.
Justine Kish (6-2) — bounced from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 with a torn ACL — started her Octagon run with controversial decision wins over Nina Ansaroff and Ashley Yoder. A one-sided loss to Felice Herrig followed, after which Kish suffered a controversial defeat of her own against Ji Yeon Kim. She ends an almost exactly two-year-long hiatus on Saturday.
Despite picking up consecutive wins over Ji Yeon Kim and Sarah Moras, Lucie Pudilova enters the cage having lost three straight. That said, two of those losses were a narrow “Fight of the Night” split decision loss to Irene Aldana and a “Fight of the Night” with Antonina Shevchenko that saw Pudilova deal serious damage to her favored foe before succumbing to a rear-naked choke. She has knocked out and submitted two professional opponents apiece.
Kish relies heavily on her size and strength to compensate for her poor technique, and while this move to 125 pounds isn’t unexpected considering her historical struggle with the scale, it’s hard to see her being anywhere near as effective against larger opposition.
Pudilova, by contrast, has held her own against genuine Bantamweights. Kish isn’t going to bulldoze her, and to make matters even worse for the TUF veteran, Pudilova is comfortable meeting her head-on and trading heat.
Kish’s only real path to victory lies in muscling Pudilova to the mat and chilling in the top position for as long as possible, a strategy that’s worked against Pudilova in the past. Without a size advantage, though, it’s hard to see that working. Pudilova’s size and technique carry her to victory in a slugfest.
Elite Heavyweight contenders and an excellent Welterweight match up helm a quality card. Hope you’ll join us to watch it. See you Saturday, Maniacs.
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Sara McMann, once the only female wrestler in North Carolina high schools when she suited up at age 14 for Marion’s McDowell High School, has since won an Olympic silver medal and fought Ronda Rousey for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight title. She’s the No. 10 ranked bantamweight and will face No. 11 Lina Lansberg.
Arnold Allen, currently the No. 29 featherweight, faces veteran Nik Lentz. Allen is 29-1 and has won eight straight, while the 35-year-old Lentz has won just three of his last six.
Allen was initially scheduled to meet No. 10 Josh Emmett, but Emmett pulled out of the fight on Jan. 8 due to an undisclosed injury. Lentz, who was already training to face Nad Narimani in Raleigh, filled in after Narimani also went down with an injury a week later.
Tony Gravely, who won the Southern Conference title as a wrestler at Appalachian State, will make his UFC debut on the preliminary card. He earned a contract with a win on the Dana White Contender Series. Gravely faces 29-2 Brett Johns, a veteran of five UFC fights MMA Streams Reddit.