Brandon Moreno-Deiveson Figueiredo Trilogy Bout Targeted For UFC 269 In December

Current UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno and former UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo have agreed to a trilogy bout.

ESPN's Brett Okamoto was the first to report the news of the third meeting between the two flyweights, which is set for UFC 269 on December 11 in a yet to be determined location and venue. According to Okamoto's report, the promotion initially was hoping to give Alexandre Pantoja the first shot at Moreno but a knee injury will prevent him from competing for the rest of 2021.

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Moreno and Figueiredo went to a majority draw in their first meeting at UFC 256 in December 2020, in what was an instant classic fight. Moreno would make a definitive statement in their rematch though, submitting Figueiredo in the third round via a rear-naked choke at UFC 263 this past June to become the first Mexican-born UFC champion in the history of the promotion.

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