In a flyweight title bout on the main card of UFC 255, Deiveson Figueiredo will fight Alex Perez Saturday in Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.
The 32-year-old Figueiredo is walking into this title fight with a professional fighting record of 19-1 and a four-match winning streak. Figueiredo’s last fight happened in July at UFC Fight Night 172, where he defeated Joseph Benavidez in Round 1 by technical submission using a rear-naked choke.
“Daico” only loss in his professional career came in March of 2019 at UFC Fight Night 148 against Jussier Formiga. Formiga defeated the 5-foot-5 Brazilian fighter by unanimous decision.
“Deus da Guerra” Figueiredo is a multitalented mixed martial artist who is tactical with his striking and grappling skills. He only lands 2.80 strikes per minute with a 55 percent accuracy. Shockingly Figueiredo absorbs the same amount of strikes per minute at 2.81, with his defense is at 51 percent. As for grappling, he has a takedown average per 15 of 1.71 and 50 percent takedown accuracy. “Daico” Figueiredo also does a good job defending against takedowns at 61 percent and has a submission average per minute of 2.9.
Perez is coming into the APEX with a professional fighting record of 24-5. The 28-year-old from California is ranked fourth in the UFC flyweight rankings and has won three-straight matches, including two this year. Perez last fought in June at UFC 250, where he defeated Jussier Formiga in Round 1 by TKO using a leg kick.
Just like his opponent in Figueiredo, Perez will lean on his striking and grappling abilities to capture this title. He lands more significant strikes per minute than Figueiredo at 4.68, with an accuracy of 47 percent. The 5-foot-6 fighter also absorbs more strikes per minute at 3.10 and defends them at 61 percent. However, where he can win this match is on the mat. Perez has a 3.03 takedown average per minute with a 50 percent accuracy. He also does a great job defending against takedowns at 87 percent, with a 1.4 submission average.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez at UFC 255 on November 21st.
Money line odds
Deiveson Figueiredo: -305
Alex Perez: +240
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