Back at UFC 270, the flyweight title was on the line in the third installment of Deiveson Figueiredo (21-2-1) – Brandon Moreno (19-6-2). These two men had fought each other two straight times and in January, we saw the third fight.
In the first fight at UFC 256, Figueiredo and Moreno fought an incredibly close fight. However, the fight was ultimately decided by a low blow. Figueiredo landed a kick that landed low and had a point taken away from him.
That point ultimately led to the fight being a draw. The UFC decided to run the fight back immediately and Brandon Moreno had his time to shine. Moreno shined on the biggest stage and became the UFC’s first Mexican-Born champion in June of 2021.
After the first two fights, the promotion decided to run things back for a third time in January. The fight was very close with both men hurting the other at times. However, Figueiredo looked much better and way more sharp in the third fight than he did in the second.
While the fight was very close, all three judges awarded the fight to Figueiredo and he regained the flyweight title. Now, the two men have fought three times with a different result in each contest.
UFC’s Fourth Installment
After the fight ended in January, there were questions regarding whether or not the UFC would do the fourth fight right away. We now know the answer to that and for the first time ever, we are going to see a fourth title fight between two men.
Ariel Helwani reported yesterday that the UFC is proceeding with making the fourth fight between Moreno and Figueiredo. Now, there are still question marks regarding the date, but the word is that July is the current target for this matchup.
These are clearly the two best flyweights in the world and whoever wins this one, will win the series. It’s time to settle who is truly the UFC’s best.