Report – Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno IV Targeted For July UFC Event

    ByRoss Markey

    Mar 22, 2022
    Deiveson Figueiredo

    A fourth championship pairing of defending UFC flyweight best, Deiveson Figueiredo, and former champion, Brandon Moreno is reportedly targeted to land at a promotional pay-per-view event in July – with both UFC 276, on July 2. – and UFC 277 expected to land as a pay-per-view doubleheader of the organization in that summer month.

    Completing their trilogy back in January in the co-main event of UFC 270 in Anaheim, California – Brazilian punisher, Figueiredo managed to reclaim the undisputed flyweight title from Moreno in a close, unanimous decision victory over the Baja California favorite.

    In June of last year, Deiveson Figueiredo, the then-defending flyweight titleholder suffered the snapping of his six-fight winning streak in the form of a rather one-sided third round rear-naked choke loss to Moreno in the pair’s title re-run.

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    Forcing this array of back-to-back-to-back fights between the two flyweight standouts – Figueiredo and Moreno initially met in the main event of UFC 256 in December 2020, with the bout ruled an official majority draw after Figueiredo was docked a point in the third round for an unintentional groin strike.

    Per a report from Ariel Helwani on his official Substack page this Tuesday afternoon, the promotion have identified Figueiredo x Moreno IV as the next title fight in the division, and are hopeful of landing the tetralogy at an event in July – likely UFC 276 or UFC 277.

    The decision from the promotion to book Figueiredo and Moreno in a fourth title fight comes just days before a pivotal, expected title-eliminator between the streaking Kai Kara-France, and Askar Askarov this weekend in a main card appearance at UFC Columbus.

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    In his first title reign, Para native, Figueiredo managed to score the vacant title with a brutally one-sided rear-naked choke rematch win against the now-retired, Joseph Benavidez, before successfully defending his title with a quickfire UFC 255 guillotine win over Alex Perez.