If you didn’t know before, you should by now: Deiveson Figueiredo is legit.
The undefeated flyweight from Brazil added the biggest notch to his belt to date on Saturday night, as he finished former title challenger John Moraga at UFC Lincoln. The time of the TKO stoppage at Pinnacle Bank Arena was 3:08 of the second round.
The opening round was fought at a cautious pace, as both competitors appeared to respect each other’s weapons. But Figueiredo picked things up as the round progressed, scoring a takedown and not giving Moraga much room to maneuver.
In the second, Figueiredo moved with a purpose, as he began to pick Moraga apart from all angles. Figueiredo dropped Moraga on several occassions, cut him open with a nasty elbow on the ground, and then the finishing sequence came with a pair of standing elbows followed by a brutal right hook which again dropped him to the mat.
The victory improves Figueiredo to 15-0 and gives him four wins in a row in the UFC, which is the longest current win streak in the flyweight division.
“I’m 15-0,” he said through an interpeter. “[Matchmaker Mick Maynard], I want a title shot. Three knockouts in the UFC.”
Moraga (18-7) had a three-fight win streak snapped.