- Deiveson Figueiredo announced a fourth fight with Brandon Moreno
- The bout will be included in UFC 283 which will take place in Brazil
After brewing for weeks, the talked-about Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 4 was finally booked, Figueiredo himself announced on social media Monday, and sources confirmed on various outlets, including MMA Fighting.
The fight will be included in UFC 283 which is set to take place on Jan. 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a place Moreno has already pictured himself fighting Figueiredo next.
It is yet to be determined if the fourth bout will be headlining the event but it will surely one of the main events given the match is for the flyweight title.
The champ is back
Figueiredo has been out since January due to hand and knee injuries. Because of the champ’s lengthy absence, the UFC was prompted to green light an interim title fight between Moreno and Kai Kara-France at UFC 277 last July where “The Assassin Baby” TKO’d Kara-France in the third round.
Now, Figueiredo is finally making his return and will be thrilled to do it in his home country Brazil.
A long history
Figuereido vs. Moreno has become one of the longest and controversial rivalries in UFC history. The pair first met at UFC 256 in December 2020. The five-round battle ended in a controversial majority draw. Exactly six months later, Figueiredo and Moreno faced each other once again at UFC 263. This time, Moreno dethroned the Brazilian by pulling off a rear-naked choke in Round 3. Earlier this year, Figueiredo reclaimed his title at UFC 270 when he edged Moreno via decision.
Will a fourth showdown be enough to settle the score between the two world-class flyweights? Let’s wait and see.