A fourth encounter between current flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and former titleholder Brandon Moreno has been set for UFC 283 in Brazil on January 21st.
The ongoing saga between the two began at UFC 256 in December of 2020, when Figueiredo was champion and resulted in a closely contested battle that would lead to a majority draw verdict.
An immediate rematch was called for and this time in June of last year it was Moreno who seized the belt from his rival thanks to a third round rear-naked choke submission.
It still felt like there was unfinished business between the two however and so in January of this year they entered into a trilogy encounter, which Figueiredo won by way of unanimous decision to reclaim the title.
Despite Figueiredo’s eagerness to move on from the rivalry, it seemed the UFC had other plans, though they had to be put on hold when Figueiredo took time out to heal from multiple hand injuries.
That led to Moreno fighting for the interim title in the mean-time against Kai Kara-France, which he’d win by TKO in the third round, paving the way for this fourth fight with Figueiredo.
Figueiredo vs. Moreno 4 joins a UFC 283 card that doesn’t have a confirmed headliner so far, but will also include a middleweight encounter between Gregory Rodrigues and Brad Tavares.