Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno (UFC 256)

| December 3, 2020 8:54 am PDT

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno is your UFC 256 headline fight.

It took UFC flyweight champion Figueiredo, less than one round to dispatch Alex Perez at UFC 255. Brandon Moreno overcame the challenge of Brandon Royval on the same card to set up this intriguing 125-pound clash.

The purpose of this piece is to provide you with the odds, best bets, as well as my prediction for Figueiredo vs. Moreno. I’ll be providing you with all of the above, and a little bit more, to help you choose your bets for the fight.

We all have our own way of doing things. Personally, I like to start off with my prediction before I get into the rest. So let’s get to it.

Figueiredo vs. Moreno – Who Wins?

  • Deiveson Figueiredo by KO/TKO

It’s hard to look past Figueiredo in this fight.

Yes, Moreno is a very talented guy. He’s got two inches on the champ in both height and reach. However, I think Figueiredo’s raw savagery is off the charts right now. There’s no one in this current crop of the UFC flyweight division that can beat him.

I’ll break this down into more detail a little later. First, let’s see what the bookies make of Figueiredo vs. Moreno at UFC 256.

Latest Figueiredo vs. Moreno Odds

Deiveson Figueiredo to Win-310
Brandon Moreno to Win+250

Figueiredo’s odds to beat Moreno come in at -310 with MyBookie.

The champ has looked phenomenal in 2020 and is a certainty to be crowned the fighter of the year. Providing he gets past Moreno, of course.

You can’t exactly sleep on Moreno. He’s a talented fighter with strong wrestling and a good submission game. He is six years younger than his Brazilian opponent and will get even better as time goes on. He knows this is a “huge opportunity,” and I’m expecting him to show up.

However, I don’t think Moreno is on Figueiredo’s level just yet. Therefore, the odds of +250 on Moreno to win are not doing it for me.

Maybe there will be value on Moreno to be had beyond the moneyline/ Let’s check out the best bets for the fight next.

Figueiredo vs. Moreno Best Bets

  • Deiveson Figueiredo by KO/TKO
  • Deiveson Figueiredo by Submission
  • Fight to End Under 2.5 Rounds

Deiveson Figueiredo by KO/TKO is the first bet on my list.

Having stopped his last four opponents, it’s safe to say that the 32-year-old likes to do things in style. And while three of those four stoppages have come by way of submission, I think Moreno’s wrestling and awareness on the floor might prevent Figueiredo from hunting a submission victory on the night.

But that does not mean that Deiveson Figueiredo by Submission is a bad bet.

It’s far from a bad bet. So much so that I have listed it as my second favorite bet for UFC 256’s headline clash.

Naturally, I would want to see the Figueiredo vs. Moreno props before I commit to placing this wager. As they have not yet been released, I will hold off and wait until they are in circulation. But a submission victory is never a bad idea when betting on Deiveson Figueiredo fights.

Fight to End Under 2.5 Rounds is another solid bet.

It might sound trivial, but Figueiredo has been playing a type of Conor McGregor role as of late. Or, to be more precise, McGregor’s previous “Mystic Mac” character.

Not only did he say he would stop Joseph Benavidez how he did in both of their fights, but he also asserted that he would get Alex Perez out of there in less than one round. That’s impressive.

The way this fight is set up, it’s going to end in a stoppage. A stoppage, I believe, goes the way of Figueiredo.

Why Figueiredo Beats Moreno

Momentum is huge in the fight game, and Deiveson Figueiredo has it in abundance.

Just weeks from an impressive win over Alex Perez at UFC 255, the Brazilian agrees to do it all again. That’s not just the mark of a confident man; it also suggests that the champ knows he’s on a hot streak. And that makes him as threatening as a hornet in an ice-cream cone.

I like Moreno. He’s a very good fighter, but one that has his holes. And Figueiredo will expose them.

Holes such as, well, the inability to keep a fighter like Figueiredo on the back foot. I don’t think his footwork is good enough in this matchup, even if he is slightly longer than the “God of War.” He will still find himself being dragged into exchanges on the feet that won’t suit him. And when he tastes the power Figueiredo has in his hands, he’ll only go backward.

When Figueiredo finds range, he’ll have a field day testing the Mexican. Now, Moreno is tough but has yet to fight a guy with the combination of rugged power and technical proficiency that Figueiredo has.

If Moreno is getting pieced up, the only place to take the fight is to the ground. And a black belt like Figueiredo might fancy his chances of getting the upper hand and scoring his fourth submission in five fights, should that happen.

Regardless, Figueiredo wins this fight by stoppage.

And That’s It

That’s all for now, folks.

I hope you enjoyed reading my take on Figueiredo vs. Moreno at UFC 256 and have a better sense of what to expect in this fight. Keep your eyes on our picks section over the coming weeks for more UFC 256 betting material.

For now, I’ll leave you a couple of bits and pieces to check out.

Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

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