It was expected that the event would be headlined by a UFC Flyweight Championship fight between the current champion, Deiveson Figueiredo, and former UFC Champion, Cody Garbrandt. But on 2 October Garbrandt was replaced by Alex Pérez, who was scheduled to take on Brandon Morgano because of a torn bicep.
The event had already been scheduled for the day. Instead, Moreno fought Brandon Royval.
The event, co-headlined by a UFC women’s flyweight championship between Valentina Shevchenko, the current champion, and Jennifer Maia.
The event, first scheduled to be organized by John Allan Arte and Roman Dolidze in a lightweight battle. Ultimately they were reprogrammed in December for the UFC on ESPN: Hermansson vs Holland.
Mike Perry was expected to meet former UFC World Weight Champion Robbie Lawler at this event. Lawler, however, with an undisclosed injury, pulled out of combat at the end of October. Tim Means has been substituted for him.
At this event, a worldwide struggle was anticipated between Orion Cosce and Nicolas Dalby. However, on November 12, Cosce pulled out and replaced by Daniel Rodriguez for unrevealed reasons.
Perry weighed over the world weight non-title fight limit at 175.5 pounds four and a half pounds. His fighting went on a catchweight and 30% of his individual bag was fined and he received Tim Means from his opponent.
One thing is winning a world championship, but the belt has been defended successfully, and many people really feel a champion as a fighter.
It takes less than two minutes for Deiveson Figueiredo to scoring his first flyweight title defense when in the main event of UFC 255 at the Apex facility in Las Vegas, he presented to Alex Perez with the guillotine choke.
Perez came out of the opening bell aggressively, attempting to force the champion to strike fastly and forcefully. Before the two squats in a clinch along the cage, Figueiredo answered shot-for-shot. As both men jocking in the clinch, Figueiredo turned for a lock on his leg, starting the battle that would lead to the end of the battle.
Perez evaded the leg lock but stuck his head straight for the guillotine choke in the chaos. When Pèrez seemed about to pop his head free, Figueiredo squeezed the choke.
Rather as Figueiredo clamped on the choke, the challenger started to stand, leaving Perez without any other option than to tap at 1:57 of the first round.
Figueiredo is just the third person in the history of UFC with the title flyweight and won the vacant title earlier this year in the battle with Joseph Benavidez.
Initially, he was faced with former Cody Garbrandt, the bantamweights champion, but because of a wound, Garbrandt was forced out of the office and Perez was opened his door to bid the title.
Brandon Moreno’s top flyweight competitor stopped Brandon Royval in the first round after a grueling shoulder injury on the preliminary card. Moreno, who had already thought that he should have fought for the title, all but consolidated that status in the eyes of the champion.
UFC President Dana White said in December he would like to fight Figueiredo-Moreno to capitalize on Saturday night’s short struggles and limited damages.