Deiveson Figueiredo turns fight against Cody Garbrandt, submits former champion at UFC 300 and asks for a title fight

Brazilian suffers scare in the first round, but reverses confrontation with rear-naked choke in the second round

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First Brazilian to enter the octagon in UFC 300, held this Saturday (13), in Las Vegas (USA), Deiveson Figueiredo won another victory in bantamweight (up to 61,2kg). Before cody garbrandt, former champion of the category, the 'God of War' was scared in the first round, but, with patience, he promoted a comeback. After dominating his opponent for much of the second stage, the man from Pará achieved victory with a rear naked choke.

In a new phase of his career, Figueiredo has his second positive result in the bantamweight division. Former flyweight champion, the athlete also defended his place in the top 10 of the category.

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Former category leader, Garbrandt, who had moved away from a dramatic phase in his career, was once again surpassed. The North American accumulated two consecutive victories before facing the Brazilian.

In an interview still in the Octagon, Figueiredo did not hide his desire for his next appointment. On the microphone, the athlete asked for a title fight, today in possession of Sean O'Malley.

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Brazilian turn-around

The fight started with Garbrandt taking the initiative with low kicks. Figueiredo managed the distance and waited for the best moment to attack. The Brazilian saved his attacks, while the North American scored with attacks on the Pará base. With a minute gone, Figueiredo received a direct hit from his opponent, but was unfazed. Almost in the final minute, Deiveson went to the canvas after another direct hit from Cody, but quickly got up. In the final seconds, Figueiredo attempted a takedown, but Garbrandt defended well.

In the second round, Garbrandt opted for a straight fight. Deiveson closed the distance and managed to get a takedown on his opponent. The Brazilian was looking for transitions for an eventual finish. With just over a minute left, Figueiredo managed to get to the back and started attacking with ground and pound. Cody got in front and Deiveson hit the katagatame. Garbrandt tried to resist, but the Brazilian pressed. The moment was dramatic for the North American, but the former bantamweight champion continued to resist. Halfway through the stage, Cody managed to get rid of the position, but the man from Pará continued to have an advantage. Mounted, Deiveson did not allow his opponent to stay on his feet. Near the final minute, Garbrandt tried to get up, but Deiveson managed to get to his back. The Brazilian secured the rear naked choke and, with pressure, forced his rival to tap at a disadvantage.

UFC 300 results

MAIN CARD

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Alex Poatán derrotou Jamahal hill by knockout at 3m14s of R1 – fight for the belt

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Weili Zhang derrotou yan xiaonan in the unanimous decision of the judges (49-45, 49-45, 49-45) – fight for the belt

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Max Holloway derrotou Justin gaethje by knockout at 4m59s of R5- fight for the BMF belt

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Arman Tsarukyan derrotou Charles of the Bronx in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Average weight (up to 83,9kg): BoNickal finished Cody Brundage with a rear naked choke at 3m38s of R2

PRELIMINARY CARD

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Jiri Prochazka derrotou Aleksandr Rakic by technical knockout at 3m17s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): aljamain sterling derrotou Calvin kattar in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Kayla harrison finished Holly holm with a rear naked choke at 1m47s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Diego lopes derrotou Sodiq Yusuf by technical knockout at 1m29s of R1

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg) Renato Moicano derrotou jalin turner by technical knockout at 4m11s of R2

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Jessica Stacker derrotou Marina Rodriguez in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Bobby Green derrotou Jim Miller in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-25, 29-26)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Deiveson Figueiredo finished cody garbrandt with a rear naked choke at 4m02s of R2

UFC 300 Stats

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