Deiveson Figueiredo will defend his UFC flyweight title against Brandon Moreno at UFC 256. “Deus Da Guerra” could record background by making the quickest turnaround between two UFC title guards.
Reigning UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo is set to defend his title against Brandon Moreno in UFC 256 on December 12th, 2020.
After the finish of UFC 255, the MMA community was rife with speculation concerning Deiveson Figueiredo potentially defending his belt from Brandon Moreno at UFC 256.
On that note, the UFC has now officially confirmed the matchup via the organization’s Twitter account.
— UFC (@ufc) November 24, 2020
Should Deiveson Figueiredo successfully compete in UFC 256 the following month, then it’d be the quickest turnaround for a UFC champion between name guards.
Figueiredo could etch his name in history by defending his flyweight title against Moreno at UFC 256. He’d become the only UFC champion in history to put his title on the line twice within a period of 21 days.
Deiveson Figueiredo impressed the MMA world with his incredible performance at UFC 255
Deiveson Figueiredo has suffered just 1 loss over the course of his entire MMA career up to now. The aforesaid conquer was a closely contested bout that finished with Figueiredo dropping to Jussier Formiga via unanimous decision.
Figueiredo’s loss to Formiga arrived in March of this past year. Ever since that time, the former has proceeded to amass an impressive five-fight winning series.
Going by the moniker”Deus Da Guerra”, which translates into”God of War”, Figueiredo is broadly regarded as one of the most dangerous KO artists at the flyweight division now.
Deiveson Figueiredo set his UFC flyweight belt on the line against Alex Perez in the main event of UFC 255 on November 21st, 2020.
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) November 22, 2020
Many in the MMA world anticipated Perez to give Figueiredo a difficult challenge. However, Figueiredo ended up dominating and submitting Perez from the very first round of their fight.
Deiveson Figueiredo is set to clash with Brandon Moreno at UFC 256
It’s no secret that Mexican MMA rival Brandon Moreno has had his sights set on his Brazilian counterpart Deiveson Figueiredo’s UFC flyweight title ever since the latter won it before this year.
In fact, Figueiredo has asserted that he has a personal issue with Moreno since he considers the latter has been participating in unwarranted trash talk against him. Brandon Moreno competed at the same UFC 255 event, besting Brandon Royval via first-round TKO.
Riding the momentum of their respective performances at UFC 255, Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno are now set to clash for the former flyweight title at UFC 256.