DEIVESON FIGUEIREDO took just two minutes to submit Alex Perez and retain his flyweight crown at UFC 255.
The title fight – which headlined the pay-per-view – was over before it really got started as Figueiredo used quick thinking to choke out the challenger.
Deiveson Figueiredo took just two minutes to submit Alex Perez[/caption]
Figueiredo retained his flyweight crown at UFC 255[/caption]
Accomplished grappler Perez thought he had perfectly executed the game plan after taking down the champion.
But Brazilian Figueiredo – on his back – used all his jiu jitsu experience to quickly put his man in a guillotine.
And proved enough to force the tap from Perez, just inside the two minute mark.
After retaining his title, Figueiredo, 32, said: “We changed our stance because he never saw me kick un previous fights.
“But I knew I could kick him, he just didn’t have it on film.
“I want to face Brandon Moreno, Dana make this happen. That’s the fight that I want to happen.”
After Figueiredo called out No1 contender Brandon Moreno – who beat Brandon Royval on the undercard – it was revealed the fight will take place in December.
The flyweight king was initially lined up to face former bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt.
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But the 29-year-old American was forced out of the fight with injury.
His manager Ali Abdelaziz tweeted to announce Garbrandt will be fit again in March to challenge Figueiredo.
Abdelaziz wrote: “@Cody_Nolove Will be ready in March congratulation to the champ.”