Two Flyweight Title Tilts on Tap For UFC 255

Two Flyweight Title Tilts on Tap For UFC 255

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Two Flyweight Title Tilts on Tap For UFC 255

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Feb 8, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Valentina Shevchenko (red gloves) after her win against Katlyn Chookagian (not pictured) during UFC 247 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports 

A double-dose of flyweight title fights is on deck for UFC 255.

According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto;

Deiveson Figueiredo will defend his newly-won title against former bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt. Figueiredo won the vacant title from Joseph Benavidez on Fight Island last month.

Valentina Shevchenko will now defend the flyweight championship against Brazilian Jennifer Maia.

Dana White confirmed the fight at last weekend’s post-fight press conference, though he didn’t set a place or date.

Maia submitted the experienced Joanne Calderwood at UFC Vegas, held at the UFC Apex.

 

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