Cody Garbrandt Proposes Three Man Tournament for Flyweight Supremacy

Published 12/13/2020, 6:12 AM EST


After tonight’s fight, Dana White and fans alike will be glad that the flyweight division was not cut from the UFC. Ever since the division was under scrutiny, it has produced nothing but great fights and champions. Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo today were the perfect example of the same. 

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Daico’ won his belt against Benavidez in July. His first title defense was supposed to be against Cody Garbrandt last month. However, due to an injury, ‘No Love’ pulled out of the fight. At UFC 255 last month, both Moreno and Figueiredo finished their respective opponents in the first round, which set up a title clash just a few weeks later at UFC 256. 

Read: Israel Adesanya and other UFC fighters react as Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno go to war at UFC 256

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Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno; fight of the year?

MMA fans and fighters alike showered both men with praise for their valiant display. Two men in particular, however, were not impressed with the display. Cody Garbrandt tweeted about the fight, “I’ll fight them both, old school Ufc style tournament!! @ufc”

I’ll fight them both, old school Ufc style tournament!! @ufc

— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) December 13, 2020

Tweeting in support of ‘No Love’, Ali Abdelaziz said, “@Cody_Nolove well sleeve this guys”

@Cody_Nolove well sleeve this guys

— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) December 13, 2020

Moreno and Figueiredo battled for five rounds. The fight between the two men is undoubtedly a strong contender for the fight of the year and is possibly one of the greatest fights the flyweight division has seen. 

Both men had their moments in the fight and had their opponent hurt. They displayed incredible heart to battle through tough spots and make it to the end. The stats told the story of the slugfest that was Figueiredo vs Moreno.

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‘Daico’ threw a mind-boggling 147 total strikes with an accuracy of 59%. He also threw 137 total strikes with an accuracy of 58%. Meanwhile, Moreno threw 139 total strikes and 132 significant strikes with an accuracy of 54 and 53% respectively. 

The common consensus is that a rematch between the two should be the next fight scheduled. If this is the case, Garbrandt will have to wait for a while before he can fight for the title. 

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Do you want to see a rematch between Moreno and Figueiredo next, or would you like ‘Deus da Guerra’ take on ‘No Love’? Let us know in the comment below. 

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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