UFC 263: Deiveson Figueiredo Vows to Show The “Real Me” in Brando Moreno Rematch
By FCF Staff
Deiveson Figueiredo was unable to deliver a finish in his first bout with Brandon Moreno. But, it sounds like the UFC’s flyweight champ is very confident the rematch will go differently.
Figueiredo and Moreno are set to fight for the second time this Saturday at UFC 263. A rematch between the flyweights was booked, on account of their thrilling, fight of the year candidate in December. That bout was declared a majority draw.
While talking about the upcoming rematch recently, the Brazilian star had this to say (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“I didn’t see it as a draw. I won that fight, despite everything that happened,” Figueiredo said. “From Friday to Saturday, I had an intestinal illness. I didn’t sleep at all. I went to the hospital twice. The second time I went to the hospital, I checked in at 8 p.m. I was released at 4 a.m. It was a painful ordeal. Even though I was sick, I won that fight.”
“Now that I’m healthy, I’ll show the real me. I’m confident I’ll knock Brandon out. This second time around, I’ll be able to show how much I’ve evolved. I had a complete training camp – almost four months. We studied him very well. I’m going to show him that I’m the true owner of the championship belt.”
The 33-year-old Figueiredo (20-1-1) had stopped four straight opponents, prior to facing the 27-year-old Moreno (18-5-2). The latter, meanwhile, is 3-0-2 in his last five fights.
UFC 263 will take place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.