UFC 256 Video Highlights : Deiveson Figueiredo Vs Brandon Moreno

UFC Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Challenger Brandon Moreno both fought to a Draw in the main event of UFC 256 on Saturday night at the UFC Apex in Nevada, Las Vegas.

Figueiredo and Moreno both fought out a classic and presently stands a chance being nominated “Fight Of The Year” or even win. Both fighters took the fight in 21 days notice after their win on UFC 255 card, which took place in the same venue last month.

Both fighters handed the MMA community 25 minutes of some serious wild action. However things got decided by a point deduction as Figueiredo’s low blow in the third round forced the referee to deduct a point from the champion and that ended up deciding the fight.

Figueiredo (20-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) was able to retain the flyweight strap with a majority draw with one judge scoring the fight a 47-46 for Figueiredo, while the other two put up a pair of 47-47 score.

UFC 256 : Brandon Moreno strikes Deiveson Figueiredo
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Brandon Moreno of Mexico punches Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil in their flyweight championship bout during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Figueiredo started out the first round with great intent, though showing a little bit more respect for his challenger while landing shots to the head and body of Brandon Moreno, who struggled but was later able to come into the fight, landing some crisp rights of his own and established the fact that he wasn’t going to let things slide.

Moreno was able to let his hands go in the second round as his confidence grew in his bid to become the first Mexican Champion in UFC History. Moreno and Figueiredo staged another back and forth battle with two takedowns by the challenger deciding the round.

Both fighters stage another back and forth battle in the third round with bodyshot and kicks. Moreno was dishing out strikes, more frequently before Figueiredo landed a crazy low blow that brought the fight to a temporary stop, his second foul after an eye poke in the second frame.

The fouth round was the wildest round in history of the sport as Figueiredo and Moreno went out inflicting pain with so much violence, their countries should be very proud.

Figueiredo was able to land more strikes on the fifth round after Moreno looked to be fighting with an injury. Figueiredo capitalised and was able to pick up take the draw to retain his belt.

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