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UFC 255 video: Deiveson Figueiredo defends title, chokes out Perez after wild scramble

Deiveson Figueiredo had a spectacular performance in his first title defense at UFC 255.

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