Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno will fight at UFC 283.
Flyweight champion Figueiredo (21-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) meets interim champ Moreno (20-6-2 MMA, 8-3-2 UFC) on January 21 in Rio de Janeiro, reporter Rodrigo Del Campo. Figueiredo also announced the signing of the bout.
A quadrilogy was expected to take place next, but the promotion opted to create an interim title after Figueiredo was sidelined due to injury. Moreno faced Kai Kara-France at UFC 277 in July and captured part of the belt back when he shut down the Kiwi fighter by a body kick TKO, setting up a fourth showdown with Figueiredo.
Current UFC 283 lineup:
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno – for flyweight title .Gabriel
Bonfim vs. Mounir Lazzez
Zarah Fairn vs. Josiane Nunes
Gregory Rodrigues vs. Brad Tavares
An epic fourth fight between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno will take place in Rio early next year, multiple sources confirmed with @marcraimondi 🇧🇷
Both bout agreements have been signed, sources said. pic.twitter.com/Ec1ziKhc6k
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