Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno fight Saturday in UFC 283 at the Jeunesse Arena. Let’s preview this fight and give out a pick and prediction.
Figueiredo is a slight underdog with a +105 price, while Moreno is favored at -125. The over / under for this fight is 4.5 rounds.
Last Bout For Both Fighters
Figueiredo won a decision over Moreno at UFC 270 for the UFC Flyweight Championship. The bout earned fight of the night honors. Moreno is coming off a third round knockout of Kai Kara-France at UFC 277. That fight also earned fight of the night honors.
This will be the fourth time these guys have fought. The first meeting was a draw at UFC 256. Moreno won the second bout at UFC 263 with a third round submission. Figueiredo obviously won the trilogy at UFC 270. Figueiredo hasn’t fought a fighter not named Moreno since UFC 255 which was November 2020.
Randy’s Free Pick
Moreno is probably the rightful favorite here, as you can argue he’s been the better fighter for a larger portion of the three fights, and he probably should have been rewarded the win in the first meeting. However, these guys have fought so much over two years that there are no surprises. No stones are left unturned at this point, and it becomes as much of a toss up as you can get. So, with each fighter knowing all of its opponent's secrets, I’m going to take my chances with the better payout. Give me Figueiredo.