Previous UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt obviously tuned in to view Deiveson Figueiredo square off with Alex Perez at UFC 255.
‘No Love’ was to begin with slated to obstacle Figueiredo for his flyweight championship at tonight’s occasion, but was ultimately compelled to withdraw from the contest right after suffering a torn bicep in training.
With that, Alex Perez (24-6 MMA), who was to begin with slated to confront Brandon Moreno, was promoted to primary function standing.
Finally Perez proved no match for the Brazilian winner. Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1 MMA) wanted just 117-seconds to safe a combat-ending guillotine choke in the contests very 1st spherical.
Whilst numerous enthusiasts and analysts had been impressed by Figueiredo’s fourth consecutive stoppage victory, Cody Garbrandt was singing a different tune.
Shortly subsequent the conclusion of tonight’s UFC 255 pay out-per-perspective celebration ‘No Love’ spoke with ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto wherever he shared the next response to Deiveson Figueiredo’s submission victory over Alex Perez.
Spoke briefly to Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove).
“Alex Perez was just someone they gave Figueiredo to establish up our battle far more. I knock that person (Figueiredo) out in the to start with or next round. I’ll be prepared by March.”
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 22, 2020
“Alex Perez was just an individual they gave Figueiredo to make up our battle far more. I knock that dude (Figueiredo) out in the initially or next spherical. I’ll be completely ready by March.” – Cody Garbrandt explained.
The UFC’s former bantamweight winner, Garbrandt (12-3 MMA), was most not long ago viewed in action at UFC 250 the place he scored a spotlight reel knockout of Raphael Assuncao.
Despite the fact that that victory had snapped a a few-battle getting rid of skid for ‘No Love’, Dana White and business considered Garbrandt was deserving of an immediate title shot at flyweight.
Even though Cody Garbrandt might be targeting a March return day, the UFC obviously has other programs for Deiveson Figueiredo in the meatime.
At tonight’s UFC 255 put up-combat push meeting Dana White discovered that Figueiredo would be producing a speedy turnaround to battle Brandon Moreno following thirty day period.
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This short article initially appeared on BJPENN.com November 22, 2020