UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 on UFC Fight Island  


UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 on UFC Fight Island  

This Saturday Exclusively on ESPN+ 

Main Event features vacant flyweight championship bout between No. 1 ranked contender Deiveson Figueiredo and No. 2 Joseph Benavidez 

Main Card begins at 8 p.m. ET exclusively on ESPN+ 

Prelims air at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ 

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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 is set for this Saturday, July 18 at Flash Forum on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island.  The main event features a vacant flyweight championship rematch between No. 1 ranked contender Deiveson Figueiredo (18-1) and No. 2 Joseph Benavidez (28-6). In the co-main event of middleweight contenders, No. 6 ranked Jack Hermansson (20-5) takes on No. 7 Kelvin Gastelum (16-5, 1NC). 

The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT in English and Spanish exclusively on ESPN+. The preliminary card kicks off at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ (English and Spanish). The event will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance.  

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UFC will wrap up its first series of events on UFC Fight Island with UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till on Saturday, July 25. 


UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2

Programming (All time ET)

Fri., 7/17  12 p.m.  UFC Fight Night Pre-show: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2  ESPN+ 
5 p.m.  UFC Live: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2  ESPN2 
Sat., 7/18  5 p.m.  UFC Fight Night: Prelims  ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+  
8 p.m.  UFC Fight Night: Main Card  ESPN+ 
10:30 p.m.  UFC Fight Night Post Show: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2  ESPN+ 

Main Card and Prelims (All times ET) 

8:00 PM  Main  Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez  UFC Flyweight Championship (vacant) 
Co-Main  Jack Hermansson vs. Kelvin Gastelum   
Undercard  Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev   
Undercard  Ariane Lipski vs. Luana Carolina   
Undercard  Alexandre Pantoja vs. Askar Askarov   
5:00 PM  Feature  Roman Dolidze vs. Khadis Ibragimov   
Undercard  Grant Dawson vs. Nad Narimani   
Undercard  Joe Duffy vs. Joel Alvarez   
Undercard  Brett Johns vs. Montel Jackson   
Undercard  Malcom Gordon vs. Amir Albazi   
Undercard  Davi Ramos vs. Arman Tsarukyan   
Undercard  Carlos Felipe vs. Serghei Spivac   



Ardi Dwornik

I oversee all facets of ESPN’s corporate communications for Combat Sports, ESPN Deportes and ESPN International in Brazil, the Caribbean and Latin America.
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