At UFC 255 the first defense of the title of Deiveson Figueiredo, but, on the same night, Brandon Moreno had a great victory. This past weekend, the Brazilian extended his winning streak to five fights in a row, so now he will have perhaps the toughest test for him. Both gave an impeccable image this Saturday, so, 21 days later, they will have their own crossing for the title in the UFC 256.
There is no doubt that Deiveson Figueiredo He is a very complete fighter, which he showed in his first defense. After submitting Alex Pérez in just 117 seconds, the Brazilian was left with the belt under his belt. In this way, after a gigantic night in Las Vegas, the aforementioned ended one of the most impressive shows of the year.
Deiveson He had just won Benavidez by the same means in July, so he had no problem doing it again in the most important octagon in the world. He repeated his image against Alex Pérez and went home more than satisfied. Of course, this time it took less than the previous one, since it took less than two minutes for everything to finish. After that, he looked towards what is coming, where Brandon Moreno appears.
The Mexican wants the title
Clearly this was the most anticipated fight, plus there were two titles at stake. Although the Brazilian defended his and Valentina Shevchenko would also do it against Jennifer Maia, the cross between Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval was the one who attracted the most attention. The winner of them would go out against the winner between Figueiredo and Pérez. Therefore, with the results in place, it is now known that the Mexican will have the opportunity to go against the champion.
“I train all day for fights like this and I am totally ready for the title fight. I want to be there and I deserve it. Honestly, I respect Cody who had taken the fight, but I don’t care. I don’t need the title, I need to fight the best. I’m just ready to fight the best. I saw him grab his arm, but I really don’t know how I won it. I only know that I won it, ”Brandon Moreno said at the end of his contest.
The UFC 256 lineup so far
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno (for the Flyweight title).
Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira.
Dwight Grant vs. Li Jingliang.
Ronaldo Souza vs. Marvin Vettori.
Angela Hill vs. Tecia Torres.
Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba.
Omari Akhmedov vs. opponent TBA.
Serghei Spivac vs. Jared Vanderaa.
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Karl Roberson.
Peter Barrett vs. Chase Hooper.
Billy Quarantillo vs. Gavin Tucker.
Andrea Lee vs. Gillian Robertson.
Rafael Fiziev vs. Renato Moicano.
And now to contend for the flyweight title! 💪
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