Brandon Moreno ‘Will Avoid’ Fifth Deiveson Figueiredo Fight: ‘Nobody Wants To See That’

Moreno And Figueiredo Have Fought Four Times With The Mexican Going 2-1-1

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Brandon Moreno doesn’t see a need in fighting Deiveson Figueiredo for the fifth time.

Moreno and Figueiredo first met at UFC 256 in December 2020 with the fight being a draw. The two then had their rematch at UFC 263 with the Mexican winning by submission. Yet, the two then had an immediate trilogy with Figueiredo reclaiming his belt by decision. After the trilogy, Figueiredo needed time off so Moreno fought and beat Kai Kara-France for the interim belt. With that, Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno had their fourth fight at UFC 283 and Moreno won by TKO to win the series 2-1-1. 

‘I think it is ridiculous’

Following the win, Figueiredo announced he would be moving up to bantamweight. However, he decided to walk back on that and will now remain at flyweight and will face Manel Kape at UFC 290. Although Figueiredo is remaining at flyweight, Moreno doesn’t think the fifth fight will ever happen.

“While I’m the champion, the UFC won’t give him (Fiueiredi) a title shot (at flyweight) anytime soon. But, if you check the 135lbs division, they are all beasts and he won’t have the weight advantage he had at flyweight,” Moreno said to ESPN. “Bantamweight is a very hard division, someone called him (out), Rob Font, I believe Jonathan Martinez also and they are all tough opponents. I don’t know, he can go and win as many fights as he has to win. To be honest, I will avoid that fight at all costs not because I’m afraid of him, but I believe after four fights I have the right to say I’m not afraid of him. But, I think it is ridiculous, and nobody wants to see that.”

As Brandon Moreno says, he isn’t scared of Deiveson Figueiredo but he doesn’t think the fifth fight has much fan interest. But, in order for a fifth fight to happen, both men will need to keep on winning as Moreno will defend his title at UFC 290 against Alexandre Pantoja. Also on that card is Figueiredo taking on Kape in a very fan-friendly scrap.

Published on April 21, 2023 at 10:34 am
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