UFC flyweight contender Kai Kara-France, who is coming off a huge knockout win over former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt at UFC 269, breaks down the flyweight title fight between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno commencing on Jan.22 at UFC 270.
Think Kai’s right on the money?
France breaks down Figueiredo vs Moreno 3:
“It’s a tough matchup but I feel it’s gonna go the same way. These guys have fought each other twice now. The reason why [UFC] gave Figueiredo the title shot again is because Alexandre Pantoja wasn’t available so they went with that fight. He’s training with [Henry] Cejudo and I saw Weili [Zhang] was doing it for her last fight. Her wrestling looked a lot better and that was a close fight against Rose [Namajunas]. I don’t know it’s enough to get the win against Brandon. He is crafty on the ground. Even though if you get him down, he’s good off his back. He submitted Figueiredo in their last fight so I feel like Figueiredo wants to keep it standing if he wants a chance.
“Against Moreno, I feel like he has to just put it on Moreno and get him hurt but this Mexican kid is tough. He’s hard to put away. I landed a few punches and dropped him a few times but he always managed to stay in it. I know he’s a lot better since I last fought him and I’m a lot better since we last fought. He’s definitely adapted and changed. Evolved his game. His standups a lot crisper and sharper. And his ground game has always been legit. Even in ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, he was always really strong on the ground and really crafty on the ground.”
Brandon “The Assassin Baby” 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’s recent form coming into this matchup
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
Brandon Moreno’s next opponent: Deiveson “Deus da Guerra” Figueiredo
Deiveson “Deus da Guerra” Figueiredo’s recent form coming into this matchup
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 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
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