Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno exceeded anticipations.
The two fighters fulfilled in a flyweight title bout on Saturday night (December 12, 2020) at the UFC 256 shell out-for every-perspective function from the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A wild get started to this one as Figueiredo was walking him down and loading up on his strikes, although Moreno waited for places to open up and landed counter strikes. The 2nd round observed Moreno rating two takedowns nonetheless Figueiredo did stun him. Moreno acquired poorly kicked in the nuts in the third round soon after finding rocked and Figueiredo experienced a issue taken away from him.
The fourth round observed Moreno end a takedown try and did a single of his have. Figueiredo obtained weary at this position and led to yet another takedown by Moreno. In the finish, the judges dominated it a the greater part draw so Figueiredo retained the title.
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Figueiredo was on a four-fight gain streak coming into this battle. He obtained a initially-spherical submission earn above Alex Perez at UFC 255, a KO win over Joseph Benavidez at the UFC on ESPN+ 30 function from Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island aka Battle Island, one more TKO gain in excess of Benavidez in February 2020, a determination earn in excess of Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 240 and then a submission victory about Tim Elliott in Oct 2019.
Moreno acquired this title shot by profitable 3 straight wins. He bought two back again-to-back conclusion wins more than Kai Kara-France at UFC 245 and Jussier Formiga in March 2020 in advance of knocking out Brandon Royval at UFC 255.
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