Since he was crowned flyweight champion in UFC, Deiveson Figueiredo received a challenge from the former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt. The Brazilian rejected the challenge and justified the decision, although a few hours ago the match between them ended up becoming official. In an interview with MMA Fighting, the South American communicated the reasons for that previous answer. It gave something to talk about for several days, but everything will be put aside when both face in the cage.
“I want him to prove that he can reach 56 kilos and face someone from my division. After that, if he wins, he could face me. We do not agree that he skips the line and goes straight to a fight for the belt. It would be unfair that UFC give him the right to the belt. I think the UFC has to respect those who work hard for a fight for the belt, “said the Brazilian. The flyweight champion also spoke of the fact that people underestimate him. Deiveson, he said, let his latest fights speak for themselves.
“I think they look at me as a weak fighter, someone who can be beaten easily, and every time I fight, I showed them that I’m not that type. I am a strategist, a matador. I can end their game and knock them out. I can finish them. I can describe that the fight is going to happen. I can finish it before they try. The best thing is to be prepared, because I am ready to knock out any of them, “he concluded. Figueiredo.
Will finally be given
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.
Billboard UFC 255 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 her belt against Jennifer Maia. The bouts were confirmed by Dana White to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto this Friday morning.