UFC 256: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno Picks and Predictions

UFC 256: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno Picks and Predictions Photo by Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo

Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:00 PM (UFC APEX)

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Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno face off in the flyweight title bout for the main event of UFC 256 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. 

Deiveson Figueiredo only has one loss during his career and he has won two flyweight UFC belts in a row. In Figureiredo’s last fight came against Alex Perez on November 21st and it didn’t take him long to lock in a guillotine choke and finish the fight. Each of Figueiredo’s last two fights have come by submission. Figueiredo is a well-rounded fighter who has a lot of power, but he also isn’t afraid to lock in a submission and finish the fight that way. Figueiredo is averaging 2.79 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.82 significant strikes per minute. Figueiredo is averaging 1.68 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful 50 percent of the time. Figueiredo also averages 3.0 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

On the other side of this matchup is Brandon Moreno who will be getting his first shot at a UFC belt. Moreno comes into this fight with an 18-5-1 record overall and he has one three fights in a row. Moreno also won his last fight on November 21st against Brandon Royval. In that fight, Moreno had two takedowns, and in the last second of the very first round, he finished the fight by knockout. Moreno comes into this fight averaging 3.01 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.96 significant strikes per minute. Moreno likes to get the fight to the ground and he is averaging 1.93 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 44 percent of his attempts. Moreno is averaging 0.8 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

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Figueiredo is a big favorite, but this is a fight he should have no issue in because he is a much more talented fighter. Figueiredo is going to get Moreno in a bad position and he will have no issue winning the fight. Back Figueiredo to win this fight by finish.

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Shane’s Pick Deiveson Figueiredo by finish

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