One of the biggest rivalries in UFC flyweight history has its next chapter set.
The fourth meeting between UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveison Figueiredo and former titleholder Brandon Moreno has been booked for the promotion’s January 21st pay-per-view event, per a report from Damon Martin of MMA Fighting.
Figueiredo will have home-country advantage in the matchup, as the bout is scheduled to take place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The fight will be the fourth time that Figueiredo and Moreno have met in a title bout.
Their first encounter dates back to late 2020, when they fought to a majority decision after five rounds of action. At that time, the outcome meant that Figueiredo remained champion.
Six months later, Figueiredo was handed a sudden loss in his rematch against Moreno, getting submitted in the third round of a bout via rear naked choke.
The title changed hands once again when they met in January of this year, as Figueiredo went another five rounds against Moreno to earn a unanimous decision victory.
Due to the competitive nature of their third meeting, a fourth matchup between the flyweights was expected.
Moreno has competed once since that trilogy fight against Figueiredo. He became an interim titleholder in July, scoring a third-round stoppage victory over Kai Kara-France.
The flyweight bout is the sole title fight known for UFC 283 thus far. Here are all of the bouts that have been reported already:
Bout 4: Deiveson Figueiredo (21-2-1) vs. Brandon Moreno (20-6-2) (UFC Flyweight Championship)
Bout 3: Brad Tavares (19-7) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (13-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 2: Gabriel Bonfim (13-0) vs. Mounir Lazzez (11-2) (Welterweight)
Bout 1: Josiane Nunes (9-1) vs. Zarah Fairn (6-4) (Featherweight)