After quick wins at UFC 255 on Saturday in Las Vegas, UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno will make quick turnaround and compete against one another at UFC 256 on December 12.
Figueiredo successfully defended his championship belt against Alex Perez with a quick submission in the first round of the main event at the UFC Apex.
Moreno also finished Brandon Royval in the first round of their fight which would set up this new title fight which will go down in less than one month’s time.
“We’re going to keep (Figueiredo) here,” White said at the post-fight news conference. “He’s not going back to Brazil. We’re going to turn him right around (in) December. That’s what we’re working on.”
UFC 256 fight card:
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno – for flyweight title
Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira
Dwight Grant vs. Li Jingliang
Ronaldo Souza vs. Marvin Vettori
Angela Hill vs. Tecia Torres
Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba
Omari Akhmedov vs. opponent TBA
Serghei Spivac vs. Jared Vanderaa
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Karl Roberson
Peter Barrett vs. Chase Hooper
Billy Quarantillo vs. Gavin Tucker
Andrea Lee vs. Gillian Robertson
Rafael Fiziev vs. Renato Moicano