By The Numbers: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno

By Brian Knapp Dec 10, 2020

Sign up for ESPN+ right here, and you can then stream the UFC live on your smart TV, computer, phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app.

Deiveson Figueiredo evidently has no interest in letting the dust settle.

The once-beaten Brazilian will defend the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight crown for the second time in three weeks when he faces Brandon Moreno in the UFC 256 main event on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Figueiredo enters the cage on a run of five straight victories. He last appeared at UFC 255, where he submitted Alex Perez with a first-round guillotine choke on Nov. 21. Moreno, meanwhile, finds himself on a three-fight winning streak ahead of the most important opportunity of his career. Like Figueiredo, he last competed at UFC 255. There, Moreno put away Brandon Royval with first-round punches and cemented himself as the No. 1 contender at 125 pounds.

As Figueiredo and Moreno make their final preparations, a look at some of the numbers that have accompanied them to this point:

32: Years of age for Figueiredo, who was born on Dec. 18, 1987 in Soure, Brazil—a city of roughly 22,000 people in Para, a northern state near the mouth of the Amazon River.

8: Figueiredo wins by submission, accounting for 40% of his career total (20). His methods of choice: five guillotine chokes, one armbar, one arm-triangle choke and one rear-naked choke. Figueiredo owns nine other victories by knockout or technical knockout.

10: First-round finishes on the Figueiredo resume, though he authored eight of them in his first 11 professional outings. His list of victims includes Joseph Benavidez and Tim Elliott.

9: Figueiredo victories as a UFC flyweight, tying him with Jussier Formiga for third on the organization’s all-time list at 125 pounds. Only Benavidez (13) and former champion Demetrious Johnson (13) have more. Figueiredo also ranks first among flyweights in knockdowns (eight), submission attempts (18) and finishes (seven), second in knockouts (four), submissions (three) and significant strike accuracy (.558), fifth in takedown accuracy (.500) and eighth in appearances (10).

1: Defeat on the Figueiredo resume. He lost a unanimous decision to the aforementioned Formiga at UFC Fight Night 148 in 2019.

27: Years of age for Moreno, who was born on Dec. 7, 1993 in Tijuana, Mexico.

5: Flyweight champions, including Moreno, in Legacy Fighting Alliance history. Royval, Roberto Sanchez, Maikel Perez, and Jimmy Flick are the four other men who have struck 125-pound gold in the Houston-based feeder promotion.

11: Consecutive victories from Moreno between Sept. 22, 2012 and April 22, 2017. The Entram Gym export went 1,832 days between losses.

58: Seconds needed for Moreno to submit C.J. Soliven with a rear-naked choke at World Fighting Federation 16 in September 2014. It remains the only sub-minute finish of his 24-fight career.

4: Countries in which Moreno has competed as a mixed martial artist. His record by country: 15-2 in the United States, 2-2-1 in Mexico, 1-0 in Brazil and 0-1 in Chile. Advertisement
<h2>Fight Finder</h2>