Brazilian fighter of the UFC flyweight category Deiveson Figueiredo is struggling with losing his belt. Mexican Brandon Moreno defeated Figueired in a sort of rematch in June this year after the first fight of the two fighters ended in a draw.
Moreno appeared much more determined and better in the second round, and with the choking he ended up in the third round with the Brazilian. It is currently unknown against whom Moreno will do the first defense of the belt.
Various fighters impose themselves as interesting options. Alexandre Pantoja has twice defeated Brandon Moreno and is currently the third-ranked fighter on the fly-challenger rankings category. Askar Askarov as an undefeated fighter is also a good option, and he also has a draw with Moreno because their first fight ended in a draw.
Deiveson Figueiredo is still the first-ranked challenger, but he is a bit out of favor with the fact that he was convincingly defeated in the second match.
Nevertheless, the Brazilian continues to lobby for the trilogy and the express opportunity to return the belt to his ownership.
"He (Moreno) is running away from the fight against me, and he knows that the only fight that will be sold is the one between me and him." "He doesn't want to lose his belt. Now he is even more arrogant and plays a ‘playboy’.
I want a rematch and I will prove that I did not perform well in the last fight." "In the first fight I broke him and he pulled back so as not to end up knocked out. I gave him a rematch and he's doing such bad things now? " "Timing is not good?Why doesn't he have a fight in Mexico? What angers me the most is the fact that he doesn't want a trilogy, '' the former champion told AG Fight.
'' He has to be a man and understand the position of champion. I defended the belt against him and he knows I won’t give in to this. All of this has become personal." "I don’t even like watching his posts because they cause me nausea.
The desire is to fight against him, "Deus Da Guerra added. It’s hard to say who really deserves to be Moreno’s next opponent. It’s the job of the UFC’s matchmakers and the champion himself, but it’s certain that Deiveson Figueiredo will call out Moreno until he gets a chance to do the trilogy. Of course, after all, the fight would be even more interesting, and that both would be extremely motivated to win.