In spite of being a bleak duration for humanity, the year of 2020 was not all bad for some individuals in other elements of life. One of those select couple of being the UFC flyweight champion, Deiveson Figueiredo, who had the best run of his Octagon career so far.
Firstly, ‘Deus da Guerra’ knocked out Joseph Benavidez, then shortly after sent him in a rematch, due to a weight incident making Deiveson ineligible to win the belt the first time around. Later on, the Brazilian made his first effective title defense by tapping out Alex Perez just last month.
Now, paired against Brandon Moreno for another main event at UFC 256, Figueiredo informs Ag Battle that will be the icing on the cake for a year which began dark, however will end on a rather favorable note.
“This year began dark for everybody, but it’s starting to clear up now. It has started to shine. Everything is working out in my life. With these title defenses, I’ll make UFC history. I’ll be the person with the fastest back-to-back title defenses, only 20 days apart. Likewise, my bro (bantamweight Francisco Figueiredo) is joining the UFC. All of this makes me extremely happy. This last stretch of 2020 has been terrific for me. I’ll step into 2021 with the right foot. We will, me and my brother.”
When it comes to combat against Moreno itself, Deiveson is positive he will score yet another submission win. Figueiredo called out Moreno for his next title defense, and the champion wishes to make sure to send another message at UFC 256.
“My objective is to send Brandon Moreno. I wish to submit him, I can’t get that out of my head. If he strikes with me, he’s decreasing, you better believe it. My striking is much better than his. I’ll submit Moreno, you can expect it. In the first round. I do not truly like to combat for many rounds. I want to built this tradition, of being the man who makes forecasts and gets them right. That’s something I have, I wasn’t motivated by anyone else. I anticipate my battles, then I go out there and make it occur.”
Prior to both of his Benavidez and the Perez wins, Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1) likewise picked up triumphes over Tim Elliott and Alexandre Pantoja to complete his present five-fight streak. Before that, the 32-year-old suffered his sole professional loss, a March 2019 unanimous choice loss to Jussier Formiga.
Now, Deiveson Figueiredo is anticipated to take on Brandon Moreno for the UFC flyweight title at UFC 256. The card is set up to take place at the UFC Peak, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 12.