Headlining UFC 256 was a flyweight title bout between two fighters who just competed 21 days prior. In the end Deiveson Figueiredo’s impressive title run technically continued, but it ended up officially as a draw. It was a back and forth contest, and very game Brandon Moreno showed up and both flyweights put on a show. A point deduction due to a low blow almost cost Figueiredo his belt, and caused the fight to end up as a draw.
Watch highlights from the main event, along with a snippet from our play by play of the contest.
Round 5 - Slower pace, finally. Head kick from Figueiredo. Another one. Moreno swings and misses. Figueiredo with a three-punch combo. He wildly swings and misses. Moreno isn’t throwing anything. Moreno’s left arm might be broken. It’s jacked up. Figueiredo is just walking forward with his hands down. Body kick from Figueiredo is caught, but he can’t do anything with it. Overhand right from Figgy. He jumps in with a left hook. Moreno’s offense has wilted. Finally he opens up to throw a counter but slips and misses. Figueiredo is piecing him up from the outside. Left hook from Moreno. Warrior. Jab from Figueiredo. Straight right from Moreno and he clinches up. Knees to the thigh from Moreno. They’re bot exhausted. Moreno looks for a takedown but Figueiredo throws him to the mat and drops two big shots. 10-9 Figueiredo, and I have it a 47-47 draw.
Deiveison Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno go to a majority draw (47-46, 47-47, 47-47)