Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and interim champ Brandon Moreno will unify the flyweight titles at UFC 283 on Januay 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This will be the first time since 2018 that Figueiredo competes in Brazil.
The promotion has yet to make an official announcement, but Rodrigo Del Campo was the first to report the news.
Deiveson Figueiredo fought Brandon Moreno three times
In their first fight at UFC 256 in December 2020, Figueiredo defended the title when the bout ended in a majority draw.
In the highly anticipated rematch, at UFC 263, Moreno submitted the Brazilian in round 3. However, Figueiredo came back strong in their third fight and defeated Moreno via unanimous decision at UFC 270 in January.
The Mexican then faced Kai Kara-France at UFC 277 in July for the flyweight interim title. Moreno won the fight via a third round TKO.
Also confirmed for the card are a Welterweight bout between Gabriel Bonfim and Mounir Lazzez, a women’s Featherweight bout between Zarah Fairn and Josiane Nunes, as well as a middleweight fight between Gregory Rodrigues and Brad Tavares.
More fights are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.