Men’s flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo will take on former bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt. The order of the bouts nor the card’s location has been decided as of press time. Nevertheless, Deiveson Figueiredo vs Cody Garbrandt will be a very interesting fight, since both fighters are showing very good form. To have more insights on this UFC PDeiveson Figueiredo vs Cody Garbrandt fight, please read our preview below.
Figueiredo (19-1) snatched the then-vacant title with a first-round submission of Joseph Benavidez last month and has been on a four-fight winning streak overall. He’ll face a battle-tested Garbrandt (12-3), who snapped a three-fight skid with a second-round KO of Raphael Assuncao in June. This bout will mark Garbrandt’s first fight at 125 pounds. The Brazilian is 7-1 in UFC and widely viewed as one of the hardest hitters in the division. He has recorded three finishes in a row. Deiveson is trying to prove that he is one of the greatest Bantamweights of all time, and he is very close to doing it. However, in front of him is a young, strong, fast and dangerous opponent, so he must not underestimate him. Cody’s speed might be a huge factor in this fight, because Deiveson is a much older fighter, and his speed is not as it used to be.
Garbrandt (12-3) will look to add his name to a shortlist of athletes to win UFC titles in multiple weight classes. He won a 135-pound title in 2016 before suffering an 0-3 skid. He has since rebounded with a spectacular knockout over Raphael Assuncao in June. Garbrandt will be making his debut at 125 pounds but told recently that he does not anticipate trouble. For Garbrandt, this will be his first championship fight since losing a rematch to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 227 in August 2018. That was the second of three straight losses for Garbrandt. However, Cody knows he has only one shot in this division, so he must use it because otherwise, he will fall in the rankings.
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Cody Garbrandt H2H
Both fighters have never faced each other before, and it makes this fight more interesting.