In the main event of UFC 256, Deiveson Figueiredo will take on Brandon Moreno Saturday in Las Vegas for the UFC flyweight championship, and available on ESPN+.
The 32-year-old Figueiredo walks to the octagon with a professional fighting record of 20-1. This is the reigning champion’s fourth fight in 2020, with his most recent bout happening last month at UFC 255. In that contest for the flyweight title, Figueiredo defeated Alex Perez in Round 1 via guillotine choke. “Deus da Guerra” Figueiredo has won five consecutive bouts dating back to July 2019 at UFC 240.
He is a competent striker who can grapple with the best inside the octagon, landing 2.79 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 55 percent. He also absorbs a similar amount of strikes at 2.82 per minute, while his defense is 57 percent. The 5-foot-5 mixed martial artist has a 1.68 takedown average per 15 minutes and a takedown accuracy of 68 percent. Figueiredo also has a submission average of 3.0 per 15 minutes, which makes sense with nine submissions wins on his resume.
Moreno heads into the UFC APEX with a professional fighting record of 18-5-1, and is ranked No. 1 at flyweight. The 27-year-old Mexican fighter will be looking for his third-straight win this year in the octagon. At UFC 255, Moreno made quick work of Brandon Rovyal, defeating him in Round 1 by technical knockout.
The “Assassin Baby” Moreno lands 3.01 strikes per minute, with an accuracy of 35 percent. But when it comes to significant strikes absorbed, Moreno takes his fair share of them at 2.96 per minute, while he defends against them at 63 percent. As for grappling, Moreno has the better takedown average per 15 minutes at 1.93, with 44 percent. He also owns a 0.8 submission average per 15 minutes and 69 percent takedown defense.
Money line odds
Deiveson Figueiredo: -335
Brandon Moreno: +250
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