Deiveson Figueiredo, Management Seek Immediate Trilogy with Brandon Moreno

By: Marcelo Alonso
Jun 15, 2021

If he gets his way, Deiveson Figueiredo will have a third meeting with Brandon Moreno in the near future.

Shortly after his submission loss to Moreno in the UFC 263 co-main event, the former flyweight champion spoke to UFC Brasil.

“I had a terrible time in the weight cut process,” he said. “I was really slow in the fight, but I don’t want to make excuses. Tonight was Moreno´s night. He fought a great fight and deserved the belt. All I want is toreturn home, sit down with my team, correct my mistakes and fight the trilogy with Moreno.”

Figueiredo’s manager, Wallid Ismail, was upset that the translator didn’t pass along Figueiredo’s request for “four months to train to have an immediate rematch with Moreno” during his in-cage interview following the bout. Still, Ismail also gave Moreno his due.

“That´s what fight business is about. Deiveson just didn’t show up Saturday and Moreno had a great fight and deserved the title,” Ismail said.

Ismail hopes to negotiate a quick turnaround for the trilogy to keep Figueiredo from moving to bantamweight — at least for now.

“Deiveson won the first one, even though it was ruled a draw, and Moreno won the second,” Ismail said. “Of course the fans would love to see the rubber match, and we are going to work hard to make it happen.”

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