Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo are all set to make it three flyweight championship bouts in a row.
Per ESPN, Moreno has agreed to defend his 125 lbs championship against Figueiredo at UFC 269 on December 11th. With contracts for the matchup slated to be finalized soon, it will mark the third successive meeting between the two flyweights.
ESPN would also reveal that the promotion initially looked into booking Moreno against Alexandre Pantoja, however, the Brazilian will not be ready to compete before the end of the year due to a knee injury.
Moreno (19-5-2) would claim the UFC’s flyweight title in his last outing after a near-flawless performance against Figueiredo led to a third-round submission win. The 27-year old Mexican is undefeated in his last seven fights including two draws, one of which against Figueiredo.
Figueiredo (20-2-1) meanwhile saw a six-fight unbeaten run come to an end against Moreno at UFC 263. Claiming the vacant flyweight title in July 2020 after a second straight stoppage win over Joseph Benavidez, Figueiredo would then successfully defend his title against Alex Perez before holding onto his UFC gold with a majority draw against Moreno.