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Jessie Carter January 18, 2023 4 min read
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno 4 UFC 283 Odds, Time, and Prediction
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno 4 is the co-main event of UFC 283. The two archrivals meet again in a fight for the UFC Flyweight Championship
UFC 283: Teixeira vs Hill is going to be a historic event, but not for its headliner fight. Instead, it’s its co-main event that will be engraved in MMA history. Why? Because Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno is going to be the first-ever quadrilogy fight in Dana White’s promotion.
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno 4 Odds
|Deiveson Figueiredo by KO/TKO||+420|
|Brandon Moreno by KO/TKO||+600|
|Deiveson Figueiredo by submission||+1100|
|Brandon Moreno by submission||+500|
|Deiveson Figueiredo by decision||+250|
|Brandon Moreno by decision||+210|
*Odds taken from FanDuel on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
When, Where, and How to Watch?
- Place: Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
- Time: ~7:00 PM ET
- How to Watch: UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+
Deiveson Figueiredo Defending His Title Once Again
Deiveson Figueiredo is 21-2-1 in his professional career as a mixed martial artist. The Brazilian started out in local promotions in South America before signing with the UFC in 2017. Since then, he’s 10-1-1 in the world’s most elite fighting organization.
Four of his 10 wins happened in title bouts. The first one took place in February 2020 when Figgy fought (and defeated) Joseph Benavidez in a fight for the vacant UFC Flyweight title. He beat the American by technical knockout.
Benavidez got a chance for a payback a few months later, but Figueiredo beat him again. This time, he did it by submission. The same happened in his second title defense, in which he defeated Alex Perez.
Then, in his final fight of 2020, he fought Brandon Moreno for the first time. After five rounds of intense fighting, the fight has declared a draw (majority). Truth be told, Figueiredo was the better fighter that evening, and the only reason why he didn’t win was that he got one point deducted due to an illegal move (groin strike).
The second Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno fight was when Figgy finally lost his title – The Assassin Baby defeated him by submission in June 2021. Fast-forward to January 2022 and Figueiredo got his revenge. He beat Moreno by unanimous decision in a spectacular bout that was crowned the Fight of the Night by the UFC.
Figueiredo hasn’t fought a single fight since then, but you can be 100% sure that he’s been working hard to prepare for the quadrilogy fight this coming Saturday. His fitness levels are reportedly superb, while there really is no need to discuss his skills – Figueiredo is one of the most well-rounded fighters in the UFC.
Brandon Moreno’s Confidence is Sky-High
Unlike Figueiredo who hasn’t fought in almost exactly one year to date, Moreno (20-6-2) did pay a visit to the octagon last summer. He fought Kai Kara-France at UFC 277, which turned out to be a spectacular fight. The two fought for nearly four rounds before Moreno finally beat his opponent by TKO.
It was only his fourth win by this method; his preferred way of finishing his opponents is submission. Actually, Moreno is one of the best submission artists in the history of the flyweight division. Grappling/wrestling might be his strongest weapon, but this guy also knows how to strike. On top of that, his stamina is fantastic, which could play a key role in Saturday’s fight.
The road to victory here seems to be to try and tire Figueiredo out. To achieve that, Moreno would need to avoid getting hit by the striking wizard, which won’t be easy. Still, Moreno is a fighter who doesn’t mind getting slapped.
Actually, he got dropped a couple of times by Figueiredo in their three fights, but still managed to stay undefeated within the distance. Yep, all six of his career losses happened by decision.
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno 4 Prediction
It’s really a coin toss, this fight. Whatever happens, we won’t be surprised. Although the odds (slightly) favor Moreno, we do think that Figueiredo has it in him to defend his title. And if he’s going to do it, he might pull it off with a knockout.
Even though Moreno has never been KO-ed, we believe Figueiredo stands a good chance to do it. The guy’s been pumping iron over the last year – which is why he was almost 9 pounds above the flyweight limit before just a week ago – with plans of moving to the bantamweight division in the future.
Picks: Deiveson Figueiredo by knockout/technical knockout
Jessie is our resident sports specialist with over 4 years of experience in sports journalism. She's worked with several prominent online sports news outlets in the past and has accrued specialist insight across a wide range of sports markets. Combined with her own love and excitement of sports, having competed at a national level during college, she aims to improve sports coverage value for our readers at GamblingNews.
Sports January 18, 2023
Sports January 18, 2023