It looks like the UFC’s first event in Belem, Brazil, is starting to take shape.
Deiveson Figueiredo (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is set to take on Joseph Morales (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a battle of unbeaten flyweights at UFC Fight Night 125. The matchup was announced by the fighters on their social media channels after an initial report from Brazilian news outlet Combate. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking.
UFC Fight Night 125 takes place Feb. 3 at Mangueirinho Gymnasium in Belem, Para, Brazil. The card is likely to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Figueiredo had to go to the judges’ scorecards for just the second time in his pro career in October, but took a split decision from Jarred Brooks at UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil. Prior to that, he made his promotional debut at UFC 212 in June and picked up a TKO win over Marco Beltran.
Morales made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 114 in August in Mexico City and submitted Roberto Sanchez in the first round. He had come to the UFC on the strength of an eight-fight winning streak to open his career, including a TKO win under the CFFC banner. The win over Sanchez gave the 23-year-old Team Alpha Male-based Californian five submissions in his nine victories.view original article >>