‘Cejudo Will Be in My Corner’- Deiveson Figueiredo Drops Some Massive News Ahead of his Fight Against ‘Traitor’ Brandon Moreno at UFC 270

Published 01/13/2022, 12:05 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 21: Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil celebrates his submission victory over Alex Perez in their flyweight championship bout during the UFC 255 event at UFC APEX on November 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Former flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo is looking to recapture his title against Brandon Moreno, who won the belt off him back in 2021. Moreno secured the RNC finish to become the first Mexican-born UFC champion in the organization’s history.

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In the lead-up to the trilogy fight, ‘Deus de Guerra’ stopped by MMA Fighting’s Portuguese-language podcast Trocação Franca to talk about his upcoming bout. Figueiredo revealed some scathing details about his opponent and talked about how Henry Cejudo would be in his corner.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 19: Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil is interviewed after defeating Joseph Benavidez in their UFC flyweight championship bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 19, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“Brandon Moreno is dirty — that’s all I have to say about him,” Figueiredo said. “He’s dirty. He’s a traitor. When I came to Scottsdale, [Ariz. at the Fight Ready gym,] Henry Cejudo told me about his betrayal. He lived with Henry Cejudo here and then became [Joseph] Benavidez’s sparring partner to fight Cejudo, so that was his biggest betrayal.”

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“That’s why Cejudo is coming with me [to the fight], to look into his eyes. Cejudo will be in my corner to look at this little punk’s face, and I’ll knock him out. Mark my words.” [h/t MMA Fighting.com]

Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno: What got us here?

The former Brazilian champion looked like a dominant force to be reckoned with. Fans considered him as someone who would hold on to the title for a long time. However, Brandon Moreno showed up out of the left field and ended up turning the tables on Figueiredo.

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Their trilogy bout is sure to be fireworks from the get-go, as both men will put forth an exhaustive pace on each other. Not to mention, fans are looking forward to seeing how the 125-pound division will shape up going forward.

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There are many exciting fighters waiting in the wings for their shot at the undisputed title.

Fighters like Kai Kara-France, Askar Askarov, etc. are knocking on the door of title contention once Figueiredo and Moreno wrap up their business at UFC 270.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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