UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo is confident of finishing Brandon Moreno at UFC 263. The Brazilian says he will knock out the Mexican this time.
Figueiredo and Moreno will meet again in a rematch next week at UFC 263. The bout will have Deiveson’s 125-pound title at stake. Both fighters put on a great fight at UFC 256 last December. The bout ended in a majority draw. The hope is that the two can now settle their differences at UFC 263 and the winner of the fight will prove without a doubt that he is the best active flyweight in the UFC.
Deiveson Figueiredo promises to knock out Brandon Moreno in rematch
In an interview with AG Fight ahead of the Moreno fight, Figueiredo sounds confident. The Brazilian thinks he can enter the octagon and finish the Mexican in the first or second round of the fight.
“I’m training to make it a fast fight. I’m going to knock this guy out in the first round or two. I wasn’t 100 percent in the first fight. He’s been saying I don’t have a punch, I don’t have heavy hands. I’m going to prove him wrong about what he thinks of me. I’m a guy that the opponent manages to provoke me to anger when he starts talking trash. I called my team, we had a meeting and we are creating something inevitable. I want to prove that I’m the real owner of the belt.”
Deiveson hopes to capitalize on the fact that he was able to do a full camp preparing specifically for what Brandon Moreno may present inside the octagon.
“I had three months to prepare for this fight against Moreno, something I didn’t have in the first one. It was only 20 days. You can be sure I will fight 100% and this guy will last less than two rounds with me. I’m pretty confident. I trust the work of my team and I’m willing to fight him. He has strong boxing, the Mexican likes boxing. I’m good at jiu-jitsu, I’m a black belt. I’m also a striker, so I have more game than him. In any area, you can be sure I’ll be ready in the second fight.”