The former champion of two divisions of UFC, Henry Cejudo, dropped the flyweight belt months ago for his departure, so Deiveson Figueiredo took its place. He was crowned the new champion of the division, by winning in the main Fight Island 2. The UFC 255 card already has a definite date and also two bouts for the belt, which has given us something to talk about in these MMA. The Brazilian will have his first defense of the flyweight belt, against the former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt.
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.
It was Friday morning that it was revealed that he will have his first defense of the belt, when he faces former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, who will drop to the flyweight division, at UFC 255. It is precisely for this reason that Cejudo is not happy with the fight scheduled by UFC, speaking on his Twitter account. “The” Rent a Champion “vs. “No chin.” The winner gets a silver medal ? ? And yet Triple C ?? “, was what Henry wrote after hearing about the announcement.
Garbrandt has the opportunity to make history in UFC in that fight, despite Cejudo’s feeling about it. Cody He may become one of the few fighters in the UFC to win two belts of different weight classes, which he will aim for with all his might. UFC 255 will be held on November 21 in a place to be defined, which already generates enormous expectations. Thus, he will drop to the flyweight division after knocking out Raphael Assuncao in the UFC 250 co-feature. That victory ended a two-game losing streak. Now, he will have the opportunity to be crowned champion of another division.
“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 believe that UFC he 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.