Billboard UFC 255 It already has a definite date and also two fights for the belt, which has given something to talk about in these in MMA. The brazilian Deiveson Figueiredo will have his first defense of the flyweight belt, against the former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt. On the other hand, it was revealed that Valentina Shevchenko will defend his belt against Jennifer Maia. The bouts were confirmed by Dana White to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto this Friday morning.
Figueiredo he was crowned flyweight champion after knocking out Joseph Benavidez on the Fight Island 2 star. The possibility of facing Brandon Moreno was discussed, but he will have to face the former bantamweight champion. Garbrandt he will move down to the flyweight division after knocking out Raphael Assuncao in the UFC 250 co-feature. That win ended a two-game losing streak. Now, he will have the opportunity to be crowned champion of another division.
Shevchenko will present his fourth defense of the flyweight belt. She was crowned champion when she beat Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231. In her last defense, she beat Katlyn Chookagian by TKO at UFC 247. MaiaFor her part, she earned her shot at the belt after submitting Joanne Calderwood in the UFC Vegas 5 co-star. The Brazilian is known for being a former Invicta FC champion and for her balance both standing and on the canvas, with 4 wins per KO / TKO and 5 completions. UFC 255 It will be held on November 21 in a place to be defined.
UFC Las Vegas 6 Results
Derrick Lewis (265 pounds) (2nd round knockout winner) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (227 pounds).
Omari Akhmedov (185.5 pounds) vs. Chris Weidman (186 pounds) (Unanimous decision winner).
Maki Pitolo (185.5 pounds) vs. Darren Stewart (186 pounds) (First round submission winner).
Yana Kunitskaya (135.5 pounds) (Winner by unanimous decision) vs. Julija Storialenko (136 pounds).
Beneil Dariush (158 pounds) (First round knockout winner) vs. Scott Holtzman (156 pounds).
Tim Means (172.5 pounds) (Unanimous decision winner) vs. Laureano Staropoli (174.5 pounds).
Kevin Holland (183.5 pounds) (Third round knockout winner) vs. Joaquin Buckley (185 pounds).
Nasrat Haqparast (156 pounds) (Winner by unanimous decision) vs. Alex Muñoz (156 pounds).
Andrew Sanchez (185.5 pounds) (First-round knockout winner) vs. Wellington Turman (185.5 pounds).
Justin Jaynes (146 pounds) vs. Gavin Tucker (146 pounds). (Winner by submission in the third round).
Peter Barrett (145.5 pounds) vs. Youssef Zalal (146 pounds). (Winner by unanimous decision).
Ali Alqaisi (136 pounds) vs. Irwin Rivera (136 pounds) (Split decision winner).