Only hours after picking up wins at UFC 255, Deiveso Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno are being pursued for a UFC Flyweight Championship fight on UFC’s December 12th pay-per-view card.
A championship fight for the date has been verbally agreed upon by both fighters, per a report from Ariel Helwani of ESPN.
Should the fight be booked, it would join a card that is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Figueiredo defended his flyweight belt for the first time on Saturday, stopping Alex Perez within a round with a guillotine choke. He claimed the vacant belt earlier in the year with another first-round win, defeating Joseph Benavidez in July via rear naked choke.
Moreno solidified himself as the next flyweight contender on Saturday, defeating Brandon Royval on the prelims of UFC 255. The win for Moreno came late in the first round due to Royval getting injured.
The flyweight title fight would take the headlining spot of UFC 256 if it is agreed upon. The show lost a main event recently, as “personal reasons” took Petr Yan out of his UFC Bantamweight Championship fight against Aljamain Sterling.
With flyweights in the lineup, here’s how UFC 256 would look.
Bout 14: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno (18-5-1) (UFC Flyweight Championship)
Bout 13: Mackenzie Dern (9-1) vs. Virna Jandiroba (16-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 12: Dwight Grant (10-3) vs. Li Jingliang (17-6) (Welterweight)
Bout 11: Marvin Vettori (15-3-1) vs. Ronaldo Souza (26-8) (Middleweight)
Bout 10: Tecia Torres (11-5) vs. Angela Hill (12-9) (Strawweight)
Bout 9: Chase Hooper (9-1-1) vs. Peter Barrett (11-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 8: Junior dos Santos (21-8) vs. Ciryl Gane (6-0) (Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Billy Quarantillo (15-2) vs. Gavin Tucker (12-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 6: Serghei Spivac (11-2) vs. Jared Vanderaa (11-4) (Heavyweight)
Bout 5: Karl Roberson (9-3) vs. Dalcha Lungiambula (10-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Cub Swanson (26-11) vs. Daniel Pineda (27-13) (Featherweight)
Bout 3: Tony Ferguson (25-4) vs. Charles Oliveira (29-8) (Lightweight)
Bout 2: Andrea Lee (11-5) vs. Gillian Robertson (9-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Renato Moicano (14-3-1) vs. Rafael Fiziev (8-1) (Lightweight)