UFC Fight Night Figueiredo vs. Benavides 2: Coby's Plays

The finale of this action packed, three card fight week is live on our TV screens tonight.

In the main event we have a rematch for the flyweight title between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez. Figueiredo actually KO’d Benavidez in their first bout earlier this year, however it was controversial due to a couple illegal head butts from Figueiredo.

Some other bangers on this card are the co-main event between Kelvin Gastelum and Jack Hermansson, as well as probable flyweight title contention eliminator involving Alexandre Pantoja and Askar Askarov.

As far as gambling goes, this card has a ton of close fights giving the people favorite chasing the advantage here. This card is full of bangers and potential wars.

As for my picks and plays, I am 3-1 on July locks, 16-8 on Fight Island and 22-4 on my last five main cards. Also, I refuse to put another parlay in these articles again because we hit every leg of it but one every time.

For full card picks and more plays follow me on twitter @thiskid_coby5. Follow @smoke_sports1 for his locks for the night and more.

1. Marc Diakiese -160

Diakiese is a ton of fun to watch fight and seeing his opponent, Rafael Fiziev’s, resume you can say the same, considering he has only been to decision once in eight fights. However, Diakiese has been in the cage with some badass fighters, like Dan Hooker, Drakkar Klose and Lando Vanatta, and is an eight fight UFC veteran. Fiziev is 1-1 in the UFC and just hasn’t had the battles Marc has had, as well as the competitive level discrepancy between the two. If Diakiese can keep his range and avoid getting KO’d he wins easy, maybe even with a finish of his own.

2. Grant Dawson -230

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Although Grant Dawson literally can’t make featherweight, tonight’s the night he will be the first to submit Nad Narimani. The line on Dawson by submission is +150 which any plus number there is good value. Dawson will do just enough on the feet to make it easy for him to get his opponent to the ground and either put them to sleep or rip one of their limbs off. This is a casual case of ground guy vs ground guy I just believe that Dawson is the far superior grappler.

Whether you follow or fade us good luck tonight, let’s beat the book.

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