The UFC Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo successfully defended his title against Brandon Moreno at UFC 256 which turned out to be one of the greatest fights in UFC history.
After the end of five rounds, the fight ended in a draw. Although as soon as the fight ended Dana White made it very clear that the rematch between both of them is inevitable.
With this fight, Figueiredo created history by defending the UFC title at two consecutive pay-per-views. Brandon Moreno entered inside the Octagon as an underdog in this fight but he showed the world that he isn’t less than anyone.
Both of them absolutely tore each other apart for five rounds. In his recent fan’s Q&A session with ESPN, Dana White was asked when UFC is targeting the rematch between Figueiredo and Moreno to which he replies,
“UFC is targeting the rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno probably in April or May”.
Brandon Moreno is hoping the rematch to take place in April
‘The Assassin Baby’, Brandon Moreno showed the courage of a warrior entering into this fight, he took the fight on just three weeks notice and shocked the world with his performance against the champion Figueiredo.
‘Deus De Guerra’, Deiveson Figueiredo had a record like dream this year he won 4 fights this year which includes the title defense against Joseph Benavidez, Alex Perez, and recently Brandon Moreno
In his latest interview with MMA Fighting, Moreno says he is hoping for this rematch to happen in April. Moreno says, “In a perfect world, I prefer April because I need to recover myself very well, it’ll give me time to get to Tijuana to start training slowly, step by step.”
“Then, of course, training camp, game plan, and stuff. I can be ready in March, April is better for me. May or June is too far away.” So how excited you’ll be for this rematch?