The hype is building up for UFC 270 and flyweight kings Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo are keeping it alive.
The two flyweight fighters might have shown mutual respect in their past meetings but the emotions seemed to have changed this time around for the trilogy. The two fighters meet for the third time in their career continuously in the octagon. Brandon Moreno makes his first title defense as a flyweight champion against his fierce rival Deiveson Figueiredo on Saturday.
UFC 270 takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. This will be the first pay-per-view event of 2022 and what better way to kick things off than putting together two title fights. The trilogy between Moreno and Figueiredo is one of the most anticipated ones of all time. Figueiredo has been totally fired up for this bout and it showed at the Final face-offs during the ceremonial weigh-ins.
“I have come back more strong,” Deiveson Figueiredo at the face-offs
Figueiredo and Moreno met each other twice in the past. The first time the two flyweights met, Figgy defended his belt as the fight was called a draw. In the next fight, however, Moreno created history by choking out Figueiredo to become the first-ever Mexican-born champion in the UFC.
The Brazilian is determined to win back his belt this weekend. In the face-offs he spoke to Joe Rogan and said, “I have come back more strong. In four months to I have been training to get this guy with Eric and Henry. Tomorrow I am going to stroll over. I hope he took great care of my belt. It is mine,” said Figgy.
The crowd was definitely rooting for his opponent Moreno. Deiveson will have to fight tomorrow against an amazing Moreno who will have the entire arena chanting his name and hoping he beats the Brazilian. Do you think Figgy can win back his belt in California tomorrow?