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Deiveson Figueiredo Reveals Why He Changed His Game Plan for UFC 255

Deiveson Figueiredo Reveals Why He Changed His Game Plan for UFC 255

Deiveson Figueiredo vs Alex Perez was the main event at UFC 255. The highly anticipated flyweight bout between ‘Daico’ and Perez was billed to be a close fight between two of the best at 125 pounds. However, what transpired was anything but close. Figueiredo took less than two minutes to pull off one of the slickest submissions in the promotion’s history. 

Perez came into the fight on the back of a three-fight win streak, with two of those wins coming via stoppages. The former Dana White’s Contender Series fighter would have liked to display his skillset more against Figueiredo. The champion, however, was too good tonight.

Read: VIDEO: Insane move by Deiveson Figueiredo to submit Alex Perez by Guillotine choke at UFC 255

Deiveson Figueiredo calls his shots, names Brandon Moreno as his next target

In the post-fight interview, Joe Rogan asked ‘Daico’ if he adopted the southpaw stance to avoid the low calf kicks.

Via a translator, he replied, “You’re exactly right. That is what we were doing. We changed our stance because he never saw me kick on previous fights. But I knew I could kick him and that he would not have that on film. And I want to face Brandon Moreno and Dana, make this happen. That’s the fight I want to happen.”

‘Daico’ is currently on a five-fight win streak. Having defended his belt in stunning fashion, he now has his eyes set on the next target. 

Brandon Moreno ‘The Assassin Baby’ is the number one ranked flyweight in the world. Earlier on in the card, he secured a dominant win over the number sixth-ranked flyweight. He is now 3-0 in his last three fights and is looking incredibly impressive. 

Both men did not absorb a lot of damage in their respective fights and will be able to make a quick turnaround if the UFC will facilitate it. In the post-fight press conference, Dana White confirmed that the UFC will look to book two men for a fight in December. 

What did you make of Figueiredo’s performance tonight? Do you think Brandon Moreno will be a bigger threat for him than Alex Perez? Let us know in the comments below. 

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