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Deiveson Figueiredo believes he can beat Sean O’Malley

Deiveson Figueiredo believes he can beat Sean O’Malley

Deiveson Figueiredo shares his thoughts on fighting Sean O'Malley.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Deiveson Figueiredo believes he can beat Sean O’Malley
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The UFC flyweight contender Deiveson Figueredo made a jump to the bantamweight division; he fought against Rob Font a few hours back and had a successful bantamweight debut as he claimed a unanimous decision win. Figueiredo is confident about fighting for the belt and is currently looking forward to being a title challenger.

Interestingly, he believes he has what it takes to beat Sean O’Malley. Deiveson Figueiredo will have to secure a few more wins against the top contenders from the bantamweight division if getting a title shot is a worthy goal for him.

Deiveson Figueiredo on his recent win and future fights

During the post-fight press conference, Deiveson Figueiredo explained how he looks forward to getting a title shot. Figueiredo also explained why he thinks he can beat Sean O’Malley.

“Being a former champion, if they were to put me in there to fight for the title, I’m super prepared for that,” Figueiredo said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “I’m a former champion in the division below, where there are incredible fighters.

I showed that I deserve that. Rob is one of the best in the division, and I want to test myself. If they give me the title (shot), I’ll accept.

Deiveson Figueiredo on fighting Sean O'Malley

"Sean O’Malley has excellent striking, but I trust so much in my team and our strategy, today, I’m training with Henry Cejudo, one of the best in the division, and an intelligent guy when it comes to strategy.

I’m a guy that’s got a lot of jiu-jitsu. I’m truly a grappler, but I never liked using it. I’m a guy that would use a lot of striking in the octagon because I like to brawl. Certainly, I would make a great fight against Sean O’Malley. If I were to fight him and get to the ground, I’d finish him”.

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