On July 19, 2020, Deiveson Figuriredo faced Joseph Benavidez for the second time to win the vacant UFC flyweight title. The first time the two met, nearly five months prior, Figueiredo defeated Benavidez by TKO, but missed weight and was rendered ineligible to win the title. Figueiredo defeated Benavidez for the second time, by way of first-round technical submission, to claim the UFC flyweight title vacated by Henry Cejudo.
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Jan Blachowicz vs. Dominick Reyes
On September 27, 2020, Jan Blachowicz faced Dominick Reyes to claim the UFC light heavyweight crown vacated by Jon Jones. Blachowicz defeated Reyes via TKO in the second round. Nearly six months later, Blachowicz made his first successful title defense by defeating Israel Adesanya, who moved up from middleweight to challenge Blachowicz for a second belt. The ‘Legendary Polish Power’ handed ‘The Last Stylebender’ his first loss in mixed martial arts, while successfully defending the UFC light heavyweight title.
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Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler