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Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno Predictions & Tips – Figueiredo To Retain In Rematch

  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno predictions for UFC Flyweight title fight on June 12
  • UFC 263 is taking place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona
  • Figueiredo & Moreno fought to a majority draw last December
  • Figueiredo tipped to beat Moreno at the second attempt
  • Preview, predictions and head to head stats
Deiveson Figueiredo punches Brandon Moreno in their first fight (Getty Images)
Leigh Copson 07 Jun 2021
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Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno Predictions & Tips


Deiveson Figueiredo can make a successful defence of the flyweight crown.

Figueiredo and Moreno fought to a majority draw last December and the challenge did impress.

However, Figueiredo had been hospitalised in the week and was coming off a ridiculously quick turnaround.

He also had a couple of points deducted, so at 100% the champion can leave no doubts in the rematch.

  • Deiveson Figueiredo has won 17 of his 20 victories by stoppage
  • Deiveson Figueiredo has a 56% accuracy rating for significant strikes
  • Deiveson Figueiredo is on a 6-fight unbeaten streak
  • Deiveson Figueiredo was weakened in the first fight due to an illness
  • Deiveson Figueiredo is coming off a proper full-length training camp, unlike last time
  • Brandon Moreno is on a 4-2-2 run

Deiveson Figueiredo Form


Deiveson Figueiredo has established himself as the premier flyweight since suffered the sole defeat of his career.

The 33-year-old Brazilian dropped a decision to Jussier Formiga in March 2019 but bounce back a couple of months later.

Figueiredo got back to winning ways by besting Alexandre Pantoja over five rounds.

He then submitted Tim Elliott with a guillotine choke 188 seconds into their fight.

That earned him a crack at the vacant flyweight title but a failed weight cut meant his second-round knockout of Joseph Benavidez did not earn him the title.

Figueiredo did make weight for the rematch and sensational tapped out Benavidez in the first round.

A few months later he tapped out Alex Perez inside two minutes to make a successful first defence.

Figueiredo then agreed to one of the fastest turnarounds in UFC to fight Brandon Moreno a few weeks later, and his win streak ended with a majority draw.

Brandon Moreno Form


Brandon Moreno is enjoying his best run of form under the UFC banner having gone five fights without loss.

Moreno’s status as a contender looked shaky when he dropped back-to-back decisions against Sergio Pettis and Alexandre Pantoja.

He then dropped down to the minor league’s to get back to winning ways.

The 27-year-old Mexican made a swift return to the UFC only to see his return fight with Askar Askarov end in a split decision defeat.

Moreno finally ended a two-and-a-half-year win drought inside the Octagon when he beat Kai Kara-France in December 2019.

He followed that up with a decision win over Jussier Formiga and then earned a title shot by stopping Brandon Royval in the first round.

Moreno came up short in the title fight though, going to a majority draw with Deiveson Figueiredo.

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Where is Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno taking place?

Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno is taking place at UFC 263 on Saturday, June 12 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

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Verdict

Moreno put up a good showing in the first fight but Figueiredo was coming off an insanely quick turnaround from his previous fight.

He had also been sick in hospital. A 100% Figueiredo can get the job done here and it could be via a late stoppage.

Best Bet: Deiveson Figueiredo Winner @-250.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Figueiredo by stoppage Double Chance @140.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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