Deiveson Figueiredo Says He Is Willing To Fight Brandon Moreno For The 4th Time
Moreno jokingly called Figueiredo his “best sponsor ever” due to the amount of money he will make against him inside the cage. However, Moreno should manage to counter against Deiveson’s grappling, and in addition to that, he is durable. Also, since Moreno has the youth advantage and winning momentum with him he should be able to come out better from the high-energy exchange.
His weight cut appears to be going much better than in the last fight. With those questions out of the way, we can look at his path to victory. The Brazilian flyweight will need to come out strong but also be ready for deep waters. Figueiredo will need to stay active and prevent Moreno from taking the fight to the ground and sapping his cardio.
Figueiredo averages 3.24 significant strikes landed per minute with a 56% accuracy rate. Moreno averages 3.44 significant strikes landed per minute with a 39% accuracy rate. Moreno explained his emotional celebration in his post-fight press conference. Upon second viewing, it appears Figueiredo landed the slightly better shots and that Moreno didn't do enough with his takedowns.
Now the pair are set to meet for a third time, with former champ Figueiredo out for revenge, while Moreno is looking to cement his status as the world’s premier 125-pound fighter. Bad blood, a quick turnaround, and a champion who could become the most dominant lighter weight champ fighter in years. All good reasons to tune in for Figueiredo’s return at UFC 256. Part of that prediction appears to be based on some bad blood between the two. “Brandon Moreno talked a lot of bad things” about him, the champ said via manager/translator Walid Ismail.
The first two fights in the rivalry were good, but the rubber match was an instant classic. The Boston Celtics have announced the first of three waves of its All-Celtics team, including five of the best players in franchise history. On Saturday, with a sell-out crowd at the Honda Center cheering on every move that Moreno made, Figueiredo showed that he learned from the previous two fights. However, I’m not interested in betting the total (projected +132, listed +110 to go the distance) on this fight. Overall, I think that the first fight — when both men appeared at their best — tells us much more about this stylistic matchup than the second fight in which Figueiredo looked utterly drained of energy. Sean Zerillo breaks down how he's betting Saturday's Co-Main event.
Continue reading to see the latest Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo betting odds and our full staff predictions, picks, and analysis for UFC 270. Deiveson Figueiredo was the UFC champion in flyweight and made his second title protection at UFC 256 on December 12, 2020. Figueiredo and Moreno fought for a haul majority (48-46, x2) in the primary incident.
Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC 270 goes down live in Anaheim, California. With the fight possibly hanging in the balance heading into the fifth round, Moreno scored a takedown out of nowhere. Figueiredo, in a particularly clutch moment, was able to escape back to his feet without taking any serious damage or giving up control time. Both men had huge moments in the final two minutes, both seeming to hurt the other before a firefight to close the round, with Moreno seemingly getting the better of Figueiredo in the final seconds. Henry Cejudo thinks Deiveson Figueiredo’s win over Brandon Moreno was more definitive than the scorecards indicated. Complacency can lead to failure in the UFC, as former heavyweight Yorgan De Castro figured out the hard way.
There are a lot of question marks with Deiveson Figueiredo and that makes it very tough to pick him in this fight. Things like cardio, wrestling, and the weight cut make it very risky. He is one of the best flyweights in the division and has all the talent and skills to become a champion. Brandon Moreno just has too many paths to victory and not as many question marks. The co-main event of UFC 270 is going to be close, but all signs point to the champion having what it takes to get the job done. It’s not going to be quick, Moreno and his team are prepared for that.
Moreno came out on top in the rematch back in June landing 47 significant strikes compared to Figueiredo’s 24, to become Mexico’s first UFC champion on a night to remember in Las Vegas. MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 270 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the ESPN+ early “Prelims” bouts scheduled for 6 p.m. ET, followed by the remaining undercard balance on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. With Moreno and Figueiredo splitting their three fights 1-1-1, that may well be history the two fighters are ready to make.