Two massive title fights announced for UFC’s flyweight divisions. Deiveson Figueiredo vs Cody Garbrandt as well as Valentina Shevchenko vs Jennifer Maia are slated for UFC 255 on November 21st.
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Cody Garbrandt
Flyweight champion, Deiveson “Daico / Deus Da Guerra” Figueiredo, is fresh of his UFC Fight Night 172 first round victory over Joseph Benavidez via rear naked choke. Figueiredo (8-1 UFC, 19-1 MMA) has notable victories over John Moraga, Alexandre Pantoja, Tim Elliott and Joseph Benavidez x2.
Former flyweight champion, Cody “No Love” Garbrandt, is coming off of a first round KO victory over Raphael Assuncao. Garbrandt ( 7-3 UFC, 12-3 MMA) boasts wins over Marcus Brimage, Thomas Almeida, Dominick Cruz and Raphael Assunao.
Valentina Shevchenko vs Jennifer Maia
Champion Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko has been an unstoppable force in the UFC’s flyweight division, and is looking for her fourth straight title defense. Shevchenko (8-2 UFC, 19-3 MMA) holds victories over Sarah Kaufman, Holly Holm, Julianna Pena, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Jessica Eye, Liz Carmouche and Katlyn Chookagian. If it was not for bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, “Bullet” would easily be a two division champion.
Title contender Jennifer Maia is coming off a first round submission victory over Joanne Calderwood. Maia (3-2 UFC, 18-6-1 MMA) has notable wins over Roxanne Modafferi, Alexis Davis, and most recently Joanne Calderwood.