He never scored the finish, but Jussier Formiga held his own against the heavy-handed Deiveson Figueiredo enough to bring his opponent to the ground and outgrapple him for three rounds at UFC Nashville, securing another unanimous decision win. On Twitter, pro fighters and journalists reacted to the fight.
Who wins the next one? No bet and no clue for me!— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) March 24, 2019
This is like a Mortal Kombat “Mirror Match” #UFCNashiville— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) March 24, 2019
Formiga got that MMA formula. His grappling is the flyweight Demian Maia. Tell me why I’m lying...— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) March 24, 2019
Solid work by the cutman. That was a beautiful elbow from Figueiredo thought! #UFCNashville— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) March 24, 2019
Jussier Formiga wants a title shot against Henry Cejudo. An argument could be made for him or Joseph Benavidez to get it next — that's assuming there's a flyweight title defend much longer#UFCNashville— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) March 24, 2019
3-0— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 24, 2019
Formiga looked sharp , great ground control and did enough to get respect from figuerero on the feet— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) March 24, 2019