Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo III closes out the calendar year.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto first reported the news of the bout via his personal Twitter.
This trilogy contest goes on December 11th at UFC 269.
This looks to possibly be the third title fight set for that upcoming pay-per-view event. That in addition to the targeted Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier for the UFC lightweight championship. As well as Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena for the UFC bantamweight championship.
The fistic fireworks are all set to transpire at this UFC Apex card in Las Vegas, Nevada, as of this writing.
Alexandre Pantoja was initially the combatant UFC had been looking at for Brandon Moreno’s title defense.
Pantoja not being ready to go by the end of the year resulted in this Figueiredo repeat happening. Moreno wants to keep competing and remain active which lead to this bout booking.
Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo III
The UFC flyweight world championship will be up for grabs once again between these elite rivals.
Figueiredo looks to regain his flyweight belt. Also, bounce back to the win column and earn his first victory of the Moreno series.
Deiveson Figueiredo aims to resume the successes he had beating Joseph Benavidez in back-to-back outings to claim gold. Plus, in his emphatic first-round guillotine choke title defense against Alex Perez at UFC 255.
Conversely, Moreno aims to pick up back to back victories over Figueiredo to close out 2021. He cemented himself as the first Mexican-born champion in UFC history during his last octagon foray. Brandon Moreno looks to notch the first defense of his title in this next clash.
Their first title throwdown at UFC 256 ended in a majority draw. The rematch at UFC 263 saw Moreno secure a third-round rear-naked choke victory over Figueiredo.
How do you see this flyweight world title trilogy bout going down?
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