Newly topped interim UFC Flyweight champion Brandon Moreno tells TMZ Sports activities his extremely anticipated 4th struggle with champ Deiveson Figueiredo — the place they will unify the belts — is the most important struggle within the historical past of the 125 lb. division.
And, it is not even actually up for debate.
We talked to the 28-year-old fighter on Wednesday, and requested him in regards to the significance of the struggle.
“Man, inform me one other instance [of a bigger fight], please. The 4 fights between Figueiredo and I is the most important one, simply. Inform me the second place,” Brandon advised us.
It is arduous to think about a extra anticipated struggle. Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo fought twice … and Cejudo’s win over Mighty Mouse in 2018 was inconceivable and thrilling. However, as legendary as each fighters are, Brandon and Deiveson’s rivalry is simply totally different.
In truth, only a few years in the past, the division was in jeopardy of being scrapped altogether. Now, it options arguably the perfect present rivalry in MMA.
Talking of these fights, Brandon and Deiveson already fought 3 times … every man has one win. The primary and third fights have been extremely shut.
UFC 256, Dec. 2020, Draw
UFC 263, Jun 2021, Moreno gained, submission through rear bare choke
UFC 270, Jan 2022, Figueiredo gained, unanimous determination
Quick ahead to final Saturday in Dallas, TX. After Moreno defeated Kai Kara-France with a superbly positioned liver kick to seize the interim title, Brandon and Deiveson got here face-to-face within the Octagon.
However, regardless of a whole lot of s**t discuss up to now, the lads saved it respectful … and that is the way in which BM says it will keep.
“I perceive I had the chance to make extra drama, nevertheless it’s not my method. I perceive the enterprise I am in, I am making an attempt to entertain the folks, however I am entertaining folks with my struggle. I am carried out with the drama, with all of the dangerous emotions.”
Moreno says the plan now’s to heal up (his eye wanted 10 stitches), chill out along with his household and guide the most important struggle in flyweight historical past!