Right after a prospective combat of the calendar year in the UFC’s last pay back-for each-perspective of 2020, it appears flyweight winner Deiveson Figueiredo and top rated contender Brandon Moreno will operate it back.
In a Q&A on ESPN+, a lover requested which rematch will most likely manifest from 2020’s Fight of the Calendar year candidates.
UFC president Dana White was swift to ensure a rematch between the two prime flyweights.
“I signify, that is definitely the to start with one that you will see and the confirmed rematch you will see this calendar year,” White reported.
How we arrived at the Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno rematch
Figueiredo is coming off an extremely thriving year in 2020.
His initially combat of this past yr was intended to be a title shot towards perennial flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez in late February.
But thanks to Figueiredo missing excess weight for that combat, his 2nd-spherical TKO was overshadowed by his ineligibility to gain the title.
In spite of his misfortunes early in the calendar year, Figueiredo redeemed himself in a rematch, ending Benavidez in the initial round with yet another dominant functionality to earn the flyweight strap on UFC Combat Island in July.
His momentum did not end there.
Figueiredo defeated Alex Perez with relative ease in his initially title protection, submitting him by way of guillotine in the 1st round at UFC 255.
He then experienced an unparalleled a few-7 days turnaround for his second title defense, engaging in the aforementioned Fight of the 12 months contender with Moreno at UFC 256.
Moreno’s ascension to flyweight title rivalry was a minimal extra sophisticated, even so.
After a productive run on “The Top Fighter: Event of Champions” and two wins with the business soon after the TUF season, the UFC handed Moreno his walking papers in 2018 immediately after a two battle skid.
Moreno returned to the marketing adhering to a flyweight title victory in LFA, needing just 4 fights to get a title shot in his next stint with the UFC.
White forecasted the flyweight title rematch for April or May.
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