Deiveson Figueiredo looks to make his first defense of the UFC flyweight title when he faces Alex Perez in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 255 pay-per-view card, which takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Figueiredo cost himself the vacant 125-pound title in February when he failed to make weight for a contest opposite Joseph Benavidez. Had Figueiredo checked in at the championship weight of 125 pounds, he would have claimed the title after he stopped Benavidez via TKO. In a July rematch, Figueiredo made weight. He took control of the UFC flyweight title that night when he scored a first-round technical submission win over Benavidez. The 125-pound champ is on a four-fight winning streak. His only loss came against Jussier Formiga. Formiga, who was recently released by the UFC following a three-fight losing skid, earned a decision win over Figueiredo in 2019.
Perez has wins in his past three outings. His only UFC loss came in 2018 when Benavidez scored a TKO win over him. Perez has finishes in his two most recent trips to the octagon. Those victories include a first-round stoppage over Formiga.
Before Saturday’s ESPN+ streaming pay-per-view card takes place, here is a look at how the main event competitors line up in the most important statistical categories.
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez: Head-to-head
|Sig. Strikes Lander Per Min.||2.8||4.68|
|Strikes Absorbed Per Minute||2.81||3.1|
|Takedown Avg./15 min||1.71||3.03|
|Submission Average Per 15 min||2.9||1.4|