Alex Perez Challenges Deiveson Figueiredo For UFC Flyweight Crown

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Action returns to the octagon one again at UFC 255.

Tonight, at the UFC Apex Facility, the UFC Flyweight Championship is on the line as Deiveson Figueiredo looks to defend his crown against Alex Perez.

While this may not be a headlining fight or big box office bout, hardcore fans that appreciate the sport are looking forward to this tilt. Figueiredo is one of the hardest-hitting fighters in the UFC and enters the octagon tonight defending the Flyweight belt for the first time in his career.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: November 21st, 11:30 A.M. (EST)

Online bookmaker 10Bet has Perez at +215 on the Money Line.

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The Brazillian Flyweight champion enters tonight with 20 wins and only 1 loss in his career. His last fight ended in round 1, defeating Joseph Benavidez for the vacant Flyweight Championship.

As for Perez, he is touted as having some of the quickest hands in the division. Perez is 25-4 in his career and currently on a three-fight win streak. He managed to TKO Jussier Formiga at UFC 250. Perez’s last loss came to Benavidez, the same fighter that Figueiredo defeated for the Flyweight Championship.

Predictors and analysts are siding with Figueiredo to retain his title. He is the favorite going into this bout, but of course, nothing is guaranteed. Still, MMA experts believe that Figueiredo has all the right tools to have an extended run at the top of the division, with Perez the first victim.

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Perez has the ability to snap and land haymakers with his speed, but Figueiredo is regarded as the better fighter overall. In order for Perez to leave Nevada Flyweight Champion, he’ll need to dethrone a better fighter.

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