According to a representative of the Russian fighter's team, which is broadcast by TASS, Benavides will receive 20% of Askarov's fee.

Askarov, performing in the lightest weight - up to 57 kg - exceeded the limit by 400 grams.

“We decided not to risk it and not to drive the weight further,” a representative of the Russian explained the violation of the limit.

The UFC 259 tournament will be held on the night of March 6-7, Moscow time.

Earlier it was reported that Makhachev made weight before the fight with Dober at UFC 259.