Deiveson Figueiredo successfully defended his title at UFC 255 in an emphatic way. After landing some good strikes early, the flyweight champion defended a takedown by dropping down for a leg lock, then scrambling beautifully into an arm-in guillotine to choke out Alex Perez.
Watch clips from the main event below, along with a snippet from our play-by-play of the contest. (Some videos may be blocked, depending on your location).
Figueiredo with the first strike, a body kick. Perez wades in with a strike and eats a counter. Another body kick from the champ. Perez with a right. They trade body shots. Hard body kick from Perez. The champ throws a kick, but Perez catches it and loos for a takedown. Figueiredo spun around for a leg lock. That was pretty. Perez recovered and got top position, but he’s in a guillotine! A tight one! Perez lifts back but Fig kept the grip on and Perez had to tap! Wowwwww.
Deiveson Figueiredo defeated Alex Perez via submission (guillotine choke), 1:57 of round 1