Dana White has made his mind up as to what the next flyweight title fight is going to be.
Last night, following Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno epic main event fight in which the two fought to a majority draw, the UFC president said the two run it back.
“We’ve got to give these guys some time off, but you absolutely, positively do that rematch,” White said in his post-fight press conference. “That’s another fun fight for us all to look forward to in 2021.”
Figueiredo was deducted a point in the fight for a low blow and the point deduction lead to two judges having the fight 47-47. White spoke how much that deduction changed the outcome as well.
“I had Figueiredo winning the fight,” White said. “(After) the point deduction, the whole fight turned. Moreno started coming on stronger. He probably won that round without the point deduction. That’s when the whole fight started to turn.”
Both Figueiredo (20-1-1) and Moreno (18-5-2) deserve the next few months off. Not only where they just in a slug fest war, but both fighters fought three weeks ago at UFC 255 as well. As a result of the quick turnaround, Figueiredo made UFC history for fewest day between title defenses at 21 days.
The fight joins Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker in the “Fight of the Year” conversation.