Facts, stats, and numbers for Figueiredo vs. Moreno

Facts, stats, and numbers for Figueiredo vs. Moreno

Deiveson Figueiredo successfully defended the UFC flyweight title on November 21 with a submission victory over Alex Perez. Like his previous three fights, that bout ended by stoppage. Like two of those three outings, Perez fell in the first stanza. On Saturday, less than a month after that win, Figueiredo looks to make his second defense of the UFC 125-pound belt when he faces Brandon Moreno in the main event of UFC 256.

Figueiredo joined the UFC in 2017. He opened his run with the promotion with four straight wins. His only career loss came in 2019 when the recently released Jussier Formiga defeated him via decision. Since that setback, Figueiredo is 5-0.

Moreno was a member of Season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter. He lost his first fight on the reality show. The show was still airing when the UFC tapped Moreno to face Louis Smolka in October 2016. Moreno won that fight by submission in the first round. He then defeated Ryan Benoit and Dustin Ortiz before dropping two straight decisions.

A single fight outside the UFC followed those setbacks — Moreno won the LFA flyweight title in that outing. Since his return to the UFC fold in September 2019, Moreno is unbeaten in four contests. Like Figueiredo, Moreno fought on November 21. Like Figueiredo, Moreno scored a first-round stoppage win on that card — UFC 255. He scored a TKO over Brandon Royval.

During the UFC 255 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White said he wanted to pit Figueiredo against Moreno at UFC 256. The UFC quickly booked the fight and on Saturday, the two headline the UFC 256 fight card, which takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Before UFC 256 takes place at UFC Apex, here are some facts, stats and numbers for Figueiredo vs. Perez.

UFC 256 Preview: Facts, stats and numbers for Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno  

Deiveson Figueiredo Brandon Moreno
Deiveson Figueiredo Brandon Moreno
Figueiredo is tied for third in UFC flyweight history with nine wins Moreno is tied for eighth in UFC flyweight history with six wins
Figueiredo is tied for first in UFC flyweight history with seven finishes Moreno is tied for eighth in UFC flyweight history with three finishes
Figueiredo is tied for second in UFC flyweight history with four knockouts
Figueiredo is tied for second in UFC flyweight history with three submissions Moreno is tied for sixth in UFC flyweight history with two submission wins
Figueiredo ranks sixth in UFC flyweight history in shortest average fight time at 8:57
Figueiredo ranks first in UFC flyweight history with eight knockdowns
Figueiredo ranks second in UFC flyweight history with 1.34 knockdowns per 15 minutes
Figueiredo ranks second in UFC flyweight history with a 55.8 percent sig. striking accuracy
Figueiredo ranks fifth in UFC flyweight history with a takedown accuracy of 50 percent Moreno ranks 10th in UFC flyweight history with a takedown accurracy of 44.1 percent
Figueiredo is tied for first in UFC flyweight history with 18 submission attempts
Figueiredo ranks first in UFC flyweight history with 3.02 submission attempts per 15 min. Moreno ranks 10th in UFC flyweight history with six submission attempts
Moreno ranks ninth in UFC flyweight history with top position time of 26:43
Moreno ranks 10th in UFC flyweight history with top position percetnatage of 22.9 percent
Moreno ranks eighth in UFC flyweight history with a significant striking defense of 63.6 percent
Moreno ranks ninth in UFC flyweight history in takedown defense at 69.7 percent
Figueiredo has the fifth fastest submission in UFC flyweight history, 1:57 of Round 1 vs. Alex Perez in Nov. 2020 Moreno has the eighth fastest submission in UFC flyweight history, 2:23 of Round 1 vs. Louis Smolka in October 2016
Moreno has the second most significant strikes attempted in UFC flyweight history in a single fight, 276 vs Kai Kara-France in December 2019
Moreno has the third most distance strikes landed in UFC flyweight history in a single fight, 91 vs. Kara-France
Moreno has the third most signifcant head strikes landed in UFC flyweight history in a single fight with 78 vs. Kara-France
Moreno has the fourth most total strikes attempted in UFC flyweight history in a single fight with 276 vs. Kara France
Figueiredo has the second largest comeback in UFC flyweight history , -21 vs. Joseph Benavidez in Feb. 2020
Figueiredo has the third largest comeback in UFC flyweight history , -18 vs. Tim Elliott in Oct. 2019
Figueiredo is tied for second in most submission attempts in a UFC flyweight fight with five vs. Jarred Brooks in Oct. 2017
Figueiredo is tied for sixth in most submission attempts in a UFC flyweight fight with four vs. Marco Beltran in June 2017
Figueiredo is tied for sixth in most submission attempts in a UFC flyweight fight with four vs. Joseph Benavidez in July 2020
Figueiredo is tied for the third most submission attempts in one round in UFC flyweight history with four vs Joseph Benavidez in July 2020
Figueiredo has the sixth most submission attempts in one round in UFC flyweight history with three vs Jarred Brooks in Oct. . 2017
Moreno has the eighth most significant strikes attempted in one round in UFC flyweight history with 102 in Round 3 vs. Kara-France

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