If Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo don’t hate the sight each over by now, they just might after this coming January. According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN the flyweight title trilogy fight has been moved from this year’s UFC 269 to UFC 270 on January 22.
If all goes as planned this will be the third time these men have met each other since December 12 last year. Neither has fought anyone else since then.
Their first contest was a majority draw at UFC 256, which meant Figueiredo retained the UFC flyweight title. Their rematch this June ended when Moreno snatched up a third round submission and, with it, the UFC belt.
Okamoto also reported that, as of yet, the UFC does not have a location for UFC 270. However, Anaheim, CA appears to be a top contender for the event.
Per UFC officials, the trilogy flyweight title fight between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo originally scheduled for UFC 269 on Dec. 11, has been officially moved to UFC 270 on Jan. 22. This news coincides with Jorge Masvidal vs. Leon Edwards being added to UFC 269 today.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 11, 2021
UFC 270 on Jan. 22 does not have an official location yet but I'm told they are looking at Anaheim. That would be of some note given the Moreno, Figueiredo trilogy rescheduling. Anaheim is about 100 miles north of Tijuana, Moreno's hometown.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 11, 2021
UFC 270 is expected to be headlined by a UFC heavyweight unification bout between champion Francis Ngannou and interim champ Ciryl Gane. Also slated for that event is Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson and Cody Stamann vs. Said Nurmagomedov.