Ahead of the much-anticipated fourth (!) chapter in the greatest flyweight rivalry of all time, it is time to remind yourself of what got us to this moment.
Both Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo have spent over an hour in the cage with one another across their three fights, and with the scores neatly tied at 1-1-1 during that time their upcoming fourth fight at UFC 283 later this month promises to deliver an air of finality at the summit of the UFC’s 125-pound division.
Their three fights thus far have been spectacular. The first, which you can view here, saw Figueiredo retain his title after the fight was scored a draw and in the second, which you can see in the embedded video below, resulted saw the only finish thus far after Moreno sunk in a third round rear-naked choke.
Figueiredo, of course, won the third via tight unanimous decision, which we will get to in due course. But before that, you would be well served to remind yourself of exactly the type of pace that these two standouts can offer in the cage — and let’s hope for more of the same on January 21 in Brazil.