Belts on The Line
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Who won Figueiredo vs Moreno?
Deiveson Figueiredo drew with Brandon Moreno by majority draw in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC 256, on Saturday 12th December 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as , meaning it was a majority draw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
This contest was for the UFC flyweight championship.
Figueiredo vs Moreno stats
Deiveson Figueiredo stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Brandon Moreno made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Figueiredo had a large advantage in power over Moreno, boasting at 45% knock out percentage over Moreno's 17%.
Deiveson Figueiredo was the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Moreno had a height advantage of 2 inches over Figueiredo. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Figueiredo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 9 months later than Moreno, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 22 less professional rounds, 48 to Moreno's 70.
Figueiredo vs Moreno form
Figueiredo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Alex Perez at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by in the 1st round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by in the 1st round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had beat Joseph Benavidez at UFC on ESPN+ 27 on 29th February 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Flyweight championship fight at Chartway Arena, Norfolk, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jussier Formiga at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
He had defeated John Moraga at UFC Fight Night 135 on 25th August 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln.
Figueiredo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Moreno's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.