After losing his UFC flyweight title to Brandon Moreno at UFC 263, Deiveson Figueiredo is now considering a move up in weight to bantamweight — this and much more on Tuesday's social media roundup.
Deiveson Figueiredo considering a move to bantamweight
This past weekend at UFC 263, Deiveson Figueiredo lost his UFC flyweight title to Brandon Moreno via submission in the second round.
Although Figueiredo has been excellent at 125 pounds and managed to win and defend the belt multiple times, the weight cut was always something that took a lot out of him before he even entered the Octagon.
The Brazilian has teased a move up to the UFC's bantamweight division for a while now and that potential move seems very likely now as Figueiredo is now without a UFC title and does not have a certain next move in the flyweight division.
See what Figueiredo had to say about a potential move to bantamweight below.
Although Figueiredo has teased a move up in weight he is also interested in a trilogy fight with Brandon Moreno, and that is a fight which no fan would say no to.
Opening odds for Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker 2
After his dominant win over Marvin Vettori at UFC 263, Israel Adesanya called out Robert Whittaker to a second fight.
The first fight between the two saw Adesanya win by KO and then become the UFC middleweight champion.
As it seems that Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 is the next fight for the middleweight title, betting sites are now producing odds on the bout.
Check the odds out below.
Opening odds for Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker via @betonline_ag— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) June 14, 2021
Giga Chikadze massively disagreed with the judges' scorecards for Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori 2
After the UFC 263 main event, Marvin Vettori was very shocked as to how every judge scored the fight 50-45 in favour of his opponent Israel Adesanya.
It was not only Vettori who thought he had done enough as now, the UFC featherweight contender Giga Chikadze has come out and questioned the judges' scoring for the bout.
I just purchased #UFC263 ppv card just to double check how the fuck did fight go 50-45.— GIGA CHIKADZE (@giga_chikadze) June 15, 2021
Not taking anything from Adesanya, he’s very good striker! But Round 1,2 & first half of 3d was for @MarvinVettori
4 takedown, ground control 7 min, and very close strikes
Vettori then responded to Chikadze's Tweet.
One of the few that understand striking -- https://t.co/lDKF1Swu8Y— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) June 15, 2021
Brandon Moreno's Instagram followers skyrocket after UFC flyweight title win
Take a look at the mind-blowing growth on Brandon Moreno's Instagram page from the day before he became champion to the day after.
The UFC title holder effect pic.twitter.com/PMHXMLWYNy— Sam ------ (@SamPixelsMMA) June 14, 2021
Mexican MMA fighter gets a huge tattoo of Brandon Moreno
Jorge Bernal, who is a Mexican MMA fighter who trains in Brandon Moreno's hometown of Tijuana celebrated Moreno's historic title win with a huge tattoo of him.
Jan Blachowicz shows off his pet....... dog?
Take a look at the picture below of Jan Blachowicz with his dog which would easily be mistaken for a bear.
Yo. How fukin big is Jan's Dog pic.twitter.com/NagGvVI6dM— Sam ------ (@SamPixelsMMA) June 14, 2021
Jamahal Hill and Paul Craig party together after fighting each other
Out of all the fights on the UFC 263 card, the light heavyweight bout between Jamahal Hill and Paul Craig seemed to be the bout that involved the most bad blood.
However, that bad blood was quickly put to bed as the two fought inside the Octagon then partied together in Arizona.
Me and @PCraigmma are good so idc what anybody else is talking and not only did he get my drunk the whole night we straight turnt tf up!!! I'm blessed living my dream and meeting some of the most amazing ppl!!!#Stillwinning pic.twitter.com/wCA5cqzGG5— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) June 14, 2021
Leon Edwards reveals what Nate Diaz said to him after their fight
Leon Edwards has revealed what Nate Diaz said to him after their fight.
Check out what Diaz told Edwards below.
Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor trilogy promo released
Check out the official promo for Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 3 which will take place next month in Las Vegas.
Brandon Moreno and Israel Adesanya share a pizza after their title fight victories
After their title fight victories at UFC 263, Brandon Moreno and Israel Adesanya enjoyed a pizza together.
Iconic as fuck -- pic.twitter.com/4GZPeRcdCJ— ------------ (@UFC_Sasuke) June 13, 2021