UFC 255 went down previous night time (Sat., Nov. 21, 2020) inside of UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, that includes a Flyweight title combat that saw division winner, Deiveson Figueiredo, defeat Alex Perez by way of to start with round submission (see it once more right here). In the co-headlining act, women’s 125-pound champion, Valentina Shevchenko, defeated Jennifer Maia by using unanimous selection to keep here title (video highlights).
Largest Winner: Deiveson Figueiredo
Alex Perez arrived out like a bolt of lightning prepared to fight, but Figueiredo’s practical experience proved remarkable as “Daico” turned an early takedown endeavor into a great submission get via guillotine early in spherical one. It actually was sleek as silk. With his initially title protection in his again pocket, Figueiredo can established his eyes on his upcoming obstacle, which will possible be Brandon Moreno” soon after “Assassin Baby” scored himself a to start with spherical knockout win over Brandon Royval. Soon after his win, Figueiredo termed for the Moreno struggle, and I’m here for it, as Moreno has the chops to give “Daico” some trouble. Figueiredo is going to be a handful for all approaching challengers and if he goes on a great operate, never be also astonished if he lures Henry Cejudo again to the cage.
Runner Up: Valentina Shevchenko
Shevchenko held on to her 125 pound title immediately after defeating a vey recreation foe in Jennifer Maia. The gain gives “Bullet” five strait title defenses. It also proves that as soon as points get challenging, Shevchenko can adjust, temperature the storm nd make the alterations needed to make acquire. Though “Bullet” is applied to finishes, the 5-round get confirmed anyone that Shevchenko is no stranger to pulling via in rough cases and is all set to endure a hard 25-moment fight to keep her title.
Most significant Loser: Mike Perry
Just after failing to make weight by five kilos — and not giving two flips about it — Perry ended up losing to Tim Signifies in what proved to be an complete slugfest which remaining his confront wanting even worse for wear. For those retaining count at property, that is now six losses in his final 9 fights, shedding three of his final 4. Which is an atrocious record to say the the very least, one particular which would get most men and women slash from the promotion. Search, I get it, Perry delivers it occur struggle night and there is no denying that. But it genuinely rubbed me the erroneous way that he was pretty considerably care cost-free about lacking fat, primarily when he posted movies of himself ingesting junk food items so near to the battle. Dana White and Co. have lower fighters for significantly less, so why Perry appeared to care significantly less about it type of puzzled me. He also has not been successful on a constant bases all through his UFC stint, earning a 7-7 record in excess of the final 4 yrs. And let’s not forget all of his out-of-the age troubles. Now it remains to be noticed what the advertising does with him relocating forward.
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