Brandon Moreno Chomping At The Bit For Fourth Deiveson Figueiredo Fight In ‘May Or June’

    ByRoss Markey

    Jan 26, 2022

    Former undisputed flyweight champion, Brandon Moreno has claimed his campaigning for his manager to secure him a fourth championship offing against three-time rival, Deiveson Figueiredo, after the pair’s trilogy clash last weekend at UFC 270.

    Co-headlining the event, Baja California fan-favorite, Moreno attempted to make the first defense of his flyweight championship against former titleholder, Figueiredo – after the latter suffered his title dethroning back in June at UFC 263.

    However, for Moreno, his reign as undisputed flyweight champion was short-lived, as he gave up a unanimous decision loss to the Brazilian – who became a two-time undisputed flyweight champion.

    Immediately following his title redemption victory, Figueiredo offered to meet Moreno for a stunning fourth time in a bid to settle their rivalry – this time with a caveat, with the champion offering to travel to enemy territory in Mexico to defend his crown against Moreno.

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    With the two’s record against each other currently sat at 1-1-1 – clarity to determine a clear-cut flyweight best between the two has been welcomed by both parties, particularly Moreno, who insists a fourth fight with Figueiredo is the only fight he wants next.

    “I want my manager to push for the fourth fight (with Deiveson Figueiredo); that’s all I want right now,” Bandon Moreno told MMA Junkie. “I don’t want anything else. Obviously, if it doesn’t happen, I’ll be pissed. I’ll say whatever I’ll say, and then the next day I’ll be focused on the opponent. But for me, it’s very clear what I want – I want the fourth fight.”

    “I want to fight Deiveson (Figueiredo), and I want to finish this. I want there to be a clear winner in all of this.” 

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    Moreno has even outlined an ideal timeline for a championship pairing with Figueiredo – for the fourth time, with the former champion claiming a May or June date would be suitable in order to keep the flyweight division moving.

    “I’m willing to fight him (Deiveson Figueiredo) in May or June so we don’t clog up the division and we have a finality to this,” Brandon Moreno explained. “The balance is even, and this is caused by the draw in the first fight. If it wasn’t for that, we probably would’ve had a winner by now. A fourth fight is needed to close it out. Like I said, I’m willing to fight quick so we don’t clog up the division and have a solution to this.” 

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    While Moreno is continually campaigning for a fourth fight with Figueiredo – the defending champion’s next challenger may emerge on March 26. following the UFC Fight Night Columbus tangle between flyweight contenders, Askar Askarov, and Kai Kara-France.