Cody Garbrandt picks Deiveson Figueiredo over Sean O’Malley to fight next

Cody Garbrandt looks forward to being part of big fights in the near future.

by Aryan Lakhani
Cody Garbrandt picks Deiveson Figueiredo over Sean O’Malley to fight next
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Cody Garbrandt had a successful year as he remains to be unbeaten after claiming a win in both the fights he participated in 2023.

Garbrandt is ambitious about the future; he wants to share the cage with the new bantamweight contender and the former UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo.

Apart from Figueiredo, a fight with Sean O’Malley also interests him. However, Garbrandt is aware that getting a title shot against Sean O’Malley will take quite some time as he still needs to climb the ladder to the top in the competitive rankings.

Cody Garbrandt on fighting Sean O’Malley

In a recent interview with ESPN, Cody Garbrandt shared his thoughts on fighting Sean O’Malley and Deiveson Figueiredo. “If Sean’s still the champion when it’s my time to punch that ticket again, I would absolutely love that,” Garbrandt said, as quoted by

“And if he’s not and I’ve got to work my way to Sean if he loses, if he’s ranked – all these rankings are a bunch of * to be honest. It just never made sense to me, but that’s besides the point.

I think a clash course with Sean is definitely in the near future, a money fight. That’s what it’s all about. What is going to bring the most eyes to these fights. Sean and I have history. I would just love to go and smack him around”.

Cody Garbrandt on who he wants next

“I think Deiveson’s far more dangerous than Sean O’Malley, I truly believe that. Sean’s got good skills. He’s got good things, but Deiveson is the next adversary that I want to fight.

That’s what I’m focused on. That’s what I want”. Deiveson Figueiredo had a successful bantamweight debut, and it will be fascinating to see who he ends up fighting next.

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