Report: Brandon Moreno vs Dewson Figueroa 3 set for UFC 269


The first defense of Brandon Moreno’s men’s flyweight title is against the man he took back in June.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto There are reports that Moreno will once again face Brazil’s Deveson Figueroa, this time on December 11 at UFC 269. For those who are wondering why Moreno is not facing Alexandre Pantoja as planned, Pantoja is clearly not ready for December and Moreno, so the UFC trilogy is on the way.

Moreno (19-5-2) fought an incredibly vibrant and wild draw in his first meeting with Figueroa at UFC 256. Figueiredo overtook him on his way to the third round of ‘The Assassin Baby’. The rear naked choke finish to become the first Mexican-born champion in campaign history. He has been unbeaten in six games (4-0-2) since his UFC return in 2019.

Figueroa (20-2-1) won the 2020 vacant title in a rematch with (now retired) Joseph Benavidez. He lost weight for his first fight, but was on point for the second time and won by submission. His first championship defense was a late-notice substitute Alex Perez’s guillotine choke stop for Gaiti Cody Garbrandt. The draw with Moreno is the result of a point cut of a groin strike, one of multiple fouls.

UFC 269 already has a rematched women’s bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Juliana Pena, and is expected to feature lightweight champion Charles Oliveira against Dustin Poirier in the main event.



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