Mike Swick, owner of AKA Thailand, breaks down the flyweight title fight between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno at UFC 270.
Think the camp switch will help Figueiredo win the trilogy?
Swick on fighters switching camps:
“I feel like being loyal to a gym add benefits you can’t get. Phuket is the worst place in the world for fighters coming up that think you have to train at a different gym every week. The fighters here, most of them, are always looking for the greener grass instead of putting the work in. You will see them at one gym then another gym and then another and another gym. We don’t take any of these people. We have a smaller contingent of fighters but we have good fighters. We have fighters that I feel are going to be stars. And I don’t want to waste time with these guys that are going to be partying and clubbing and all that.
And the thing is when you switch gyms you’re always making new friends like at a new school. You don’t have close friends, you just have friends. Just people that you know. So like our gym we never had a problem if we trained on the weekend, holidays. We never had problems getting other guys to come in. I’ve spent Christmas with my family in the morning and I went to go help Jake Shields or [Josh] Koscheck or [Jon] Fitch get ready for their fight cause they had a fight coming up in the next week or two. Sparred with them, trained with them to make sure they’re ready. I wouldn’t do that for a guy that joined our gym a week ago. The value you can get from your team when you’re real close together and you’re like brothers is way more beneficial.”
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Deiveson “Deus da Guerra” Figueiredo is a 33 year old male fighter from Brazil with 20 pro wins and 2 losses. Figueiredo is scheduled to fight Brandon Moreno at UFC 270: N’Gannou vs. Gane on Saturday January 22, 2022.
Figueiredo’s recent form coming into this matchup
Figueiredo has gone 3-1-1 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Loss vs Brandon Moreno • Submission R3 2:26 • 2021-06-12
- Draw vs Brandon Moreno • Decision R5 5:00 • 2020-12-12
- Win vs Alex Perez • Submission R1 1:57 • 2020-11-21
- Win vs Joseph Benavidez • Submission R1 4:48 • 2020-07-18
- Win vs Joseph Benavidez • KO/TKO R2 1:54 • 2020-02-29
Deiveson Figueiredo’s next opponent: Brandon “The Assassin Baby” Moreno
Brandon “The Assassin Baby” Moreno’s recent form coming into this matchup
Moreno is a 28 year old male fighter from Mexico with 19 pro wins and 5 losses. Moreno is scheduled to fight Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 270: N’Gannou vs. Gane on Saturday January 22, 2022.
Moreno has gone 4-0-1 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Win vs Deiveson Figueiredo • Submission R3 2:26 • 2021-06-12
- Draw vs Deiveson Figueiredo • Decision R5 5:00 • 2020-12-12
- Win vs Brandon Royval • KO/TKO R1 4:59 • 2020-11-21
- Win vs Jussier Formiga • Decision R3 5:00 • 2020-03-14
- Win vs Kai Kara-France • Decision R3 5:00 • 2019-12-14
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