Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Jussier Formiga

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Jussier Formiga full fight

Prediction by Phil Mackenzie (bloodyelbow): One of the toughest to call and most interesting fights on the card. Figueiredo is the most athletically gifted flyweight since Cejudo, and leverages that athleticism in visibly more impressive ways. Formiga is a classy technician who has nonetheless struggled with pure physicality in all of his UFC losses. The question here is whether Figueiredo is smart enough to consistently try and stay out of grappling situations, or whether he does the ol’ Cowboy Oliveira and assume that because he is much stronger than other people that he should physically overpower them, regardless of how advisable this actually is. I think he can stay safe, although watching him bull his way into getting his back taken for 2/3 rounds wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest. Deiveson Figueiredo by unanimous decision.
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