Flyweight champion Figueiredo (21-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) meets interim champ Moreno (20-6-2 MMA, 8-3-2 UFC) on Jan. 21 in Rio.
Two folks with data of the matchup lately knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the reserving however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement. Reporter Rodrigo Del Campo was the primary to report the information. Figueiredo additionally introduced the signing of the bout Monday on Instagram.
Moreno and Figueiredo will sq. off for the fourth time. Of their first battle at UFC 256 in December 2020, Figueiredo retained the flyweight title when the bout ended in a majority draw. The pair rematched at UFC 263, however Figueiredo was dethroned when Moreno submitted him by rear-naked choke in Spherical 3. Nonetheless, Figueiredo regained the title when he edged out Moreno in a trilogy bout at UFC 270 this previous January.
A quadrilogy was anticipated to happen subsequent, however the promotion opted to create an interim title after Figueiredo was sidelined attributable to harm. Moreno confronted Kai Kara-France at UFC 277 in July and captured a part of the belt again when he shut down the Kiwi fighter by a body kick TKO, organising a fourth showdown with Figueiredo.
With the addition, the present UFC 283 lineup consists of:
- Champion Deiveson Figueiredo vs. interim champion Brandon Moreno – for flyweight title
- Gabriel Bonfim vs. Mounir Lazzez
- Zarah Fairn vs. Josiane Nunes
- Gregory Rodrigues vs. Brad Tavares