The UFC flyweight division has been rejuvenated. The two main stars in the revival are Deiveson Figueosystemo and Brandon Moreno. Their trilogy fight at UFC 270 raised the bar once more and left fans hungry for another fight between them.
Inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Saturday night, Figueedlyo defeated Moreno by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) to take back the title. Figuentico is now a two-time flyweight champion, a first in UFC history.
He later said he was interested in playing against Moreno again.
“I’m ready for the fourth game against Brandon in Mexico,” Figueedlyo said.
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The atmosphere in the arena was lively before the first bell rang. Moreno, a superstar in the eyes of the crowd, looked as if he was ready for battle. He tries to push Figueedlyo into the corner to start, but Figueedlyo counters any attempt at attack with jabs. Moreno landed with his right hand and was trying to lure Figueedlyo, but Figuentico landed, which he usually does. Moreno sought the advantage with low kicks.
Figueedlyo tried to take down again in the 2nd Half, but Moreno counterattacked with his right hand. Moreno landed more than kicks with his feet and dropped Figueedlyo to the carpet. After Figuentico returned, the boxers landed with strong kicks, with Moreno’s shots looking as if they were injured. Both were dancing and trying to jump into each other’s heads during the fight.
Figuentico managed to knock Moreno down in Round 3. He went on to knock Moreno out after Moreno tried to use his knee. Figuentico climbed onto his back and, as he approached the cage, lowered his knees to his face. Moreno recovered and then continued with kicks to the calves. Each fighter lands in combination as they try to point out the other. A huge punch of Figueedlyo defeated Moreno before the end of the round.
The crowd seemed to be mesmerized with each movement and overflow of emotions. Figuentico had a big hit to start the fourth inning, and both were taken down. Moreno’s leg started to swell after many kicks, but he used those legs to try to hurt Figuentico. They continued to talk to each other.
Moreno made things interesting in Round 5 with a huge knockdown. He stretched out on his head but was unable to make use of it, much to the dismay of the crowd. Figuentico grounded many hooks and rocked Moreno with big hits, but Moreno countered with some hits of his own. Moreno hit the shots before the final bell rang.
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Moreno unleashed more hits (106-95), but Figueireso’s kills ended up being an important factor in the skirmish.
Figueedlyo, who helped in his camp in the form of Henry Cejudo, claimed his first major win since November 2020. Moreno is currently 4-1-1 in his last six games. that.