UFC mixed martial arts event in 2020

UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo (also known as UFC Fight Night 169 and UFC on ESPN+ 27) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on February 29, 2020 at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.[1][2][3]



The event will be the second that the promotion has hosted in Norfolk and first since UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis in November 2017.[1]

While not officially announced by the organization, a UFC Flyweight Championship bout for the vacant title between former title challenger Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo is expected to serve as the event headliner. Multi-divisional champion Henry Cejudo announced on December 20, 2019 that he would be relinquishing the flyweight title and would concentrate on competing solely in the bantamweight division.[4]

A welterweight bout between Alex Oliveira and Mickey Gall was scheduled for the event. However, on December 27, 2019 the bout was pulled from the event by the UFC. The bout will not be replaced and no reason was given by the UFC.[5]

Fight card[edit]

  • ^ For the vacant UFC Flyweight Championship.
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    Announced bouts[edit]

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  • ^ Newswire, MMA Fighting (2019-12-13). “UFC returns to Norfolk, Va. on Feb. 29”. mmfighting.com. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  • ^ Anderson, Jay (2019-12-13). “UFC Returning to Norfolk, Virginia on February 29, 2020”. Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  • ^ “Henry Cejudo relinquishing UFC flyweight belt; Joseph Benavidez-Deiveson Figueiredo targeted”. MMA Junkie. 2019-12-20. Retrieved 2019-12-20.
  • ^ Lee, Alexander K. (2019-12-27). “Mickey Gall vs. Alex Oliveira pulled from UFC Norfolk”. MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  • ^ “UFC Fight Night | UFC”. www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  • ^ DNA, MMA. “Sean Brady treft Ismail Naurdiev tijdens UFC Norfolk”. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
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