Grant Dawson Claims UFC Fight Island Win, New Champion Crowned

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Grant Dawson made the long trip to Abu Dhabi to compete on UFC Fight Island and came away a winner.

Dawson picked up a decision victory over Nad Narimani Saturday night, including a 30-26 scorecard from a judge.

The event took place live on ESPN+ from the specially-created island on Yas Island.

In the headline bout, Deiveson Figueiredo submitted Joseph Benavidez to win the vacant UFC flyweight title. The bout served as a rematch after Figueiredo defeated Benavidez but missed weight.

Complete results are below:

Deiveson Figueiredo def. Joseph Benavidez via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:48 of Round 1 to become the new UFC flyweight champion

Jack Hermansson def. Kelvin Gastelum via submission (heel-hook) at 1:18 of Round 1

Rafael Fiziev def. Marc Diakiese via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Ariane Lipski def. Luana Carolina via submission (kneebar) at 1:28 of Round 1

Askar Askarov def. Alexandre Pantoja via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Roman Dolidze def. Khadis Ibragimov via TKO (strikes) at 4:15 of Round 1

Grant Dawson def. Nad Narimani via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)

Joel Alvarez def. Joseph Duffy via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:25 of Round 1

Brett Johns def. Montel Jackson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Amir Albazi def. Malcolm Gordon via submission (triangle choke) at 4:42 of Round 1

Arman Tsarukyan def. Davi Ramos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Sergey Spivak def. Carlos Felipe via majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)