With a blitz at UFC 255, champion Deiveson Figueiredo decided to take on the next challenge in just 20 days.
On November 22, just a few hours after champion Deiveson Figueiredo’s title defenses had ended, the UFC immediately announced the deadline for his next assignment.
And more than the audience’s prediction, Deiveson Figueiredo not only confronted the first ranked puncher in the same UFC weight division Brandon Moreno, but both will meet at UFC 256 on December 13.
Deiveson Figueiredo’s second belt defense match is scheduled in just a few hours
The announcement was confirmed by ESPN media after the UFC 255 post-event press conference ended. According to this unit, Dana White had the idea to keep Deiveson Figueiredo in Las Vegas without leaving the boxer to Brazil, to be ready for UFC 256.
A similar proposal was made to Brandon Moreno and the consent was immediately reached. Thus, the audience will witness a title match where both boxers have just finished their match 21 days earlier.
At UFC 255, Deiveson Figueiredo defeated challenger Alex Perez with a guillotine grip in less than 2 minutes. Similarly, Brandon Moreno also won against TKO when his squeeze created a shoulder injury against rival Brandon Royal. Most people believe that the quick wins are the motivation for the two boxers to confidently receive the match schedule so quickly.
Both Figueiredo and Moreno have not so much victory
The reason, UFC is urgently implementing this schedule because the UFC 256 event is in a very poor period. Chairman Dana White has also confirmed that the title match between the chicken champions Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling will not take place due to the personal reason of the Russian champions.
Currently, Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno is still temporarily proposed as the main match (Co-Main Event) for the UFC 256 event. During this rush period, it will be necessary to bring a title match to this event and have a high lure effect.