5 of the best flyweight fights in MMA history

August 4, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Henry Cejudo is declared the winner by decision and is the new
August 4, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Henry Cejudo is declared the winner by decision and is the new / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno

Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno have faced each other four times in over three years, and the first fight between the two at UFC 256 was a great starting point for their rivalry. Figueiredo had become the flyweight champion after beating Joseph Benavidez and had defended his belt against Alex Perez before Moreno became the focus for him the next few years. Moreno was awarded a title shot after going on a three-fight win streak since his return to the UFC.

Round one of the fight was fairly close, with both fighters landing the same amount of strikes. Round two was more of the same with Moreno landing two takedowns, but Figueiredo landing more strikes. Round three was a reversal as Figueiredo landed the takedown and Moreno had the advantage in strikes.

The fourth round had the most output as both fighters combined for 84 strikes, but Moreno won the round with two takedowns. The final round favored the champion with a takedown and landing more strikes, but Figueiredo deducted a point in the third round for repeated low blows. The fight ended by a majority draw, most likely going the champion's way if not for the foul.

Figueiredo and Moreno would go on to fight three more times, the second fight resulted in a submission win for Moreno, cementing him as the first Mexican UFC champion. The third fight was a unanimous decision win for Figueiredo in another classic and the most recent fight was another stoppage for Moreno as he became a two-time flyweight champion.

Figueiredo was expected to move up in weight but is scheduled to fight No. 9-ranked flyweight Manel Kape at UFC 290. Moreno is scheduled to defend his title and avenge his loss against old foe Alexandre Pantoja on that same card.