Cody Garbrandt will take on Deiveson Figueredo for the UFC Flyweight Championship at UFC 255. After Henry Cejudo vacated the UFC Flyweight Championship, Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo fought for the title belt on the line. Figueiredo looked more impressive and picked up an incredible TKO win over former title contender Benavidez to become the new UFC Flyweight Champion. Now, it looks like Cody Garbrandt will be going down a weight class to challenge Figueiredo for the Flyweight gold. In the process, Garbrandt will look to become a few of the very fighters to hold Championship belt at multiple weight classes.
Cody Garbrandt made an emphatic return to the octagon after he picked up a KO win over Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250. He is ranked #3 in the UFC Bantamweight rankings. Cody Garbrandt is a huge name, and a win over Deiveson Figueiredo will certainly take the UFC by storm.
Dana White reveals interesting details about Cody Garbrandt
Dana White earlier revealed why Cody Garbrandt will fight Deiveson Figireiredo for the UFC Flyweight Championship. It was earlier speculated that Cody Garbrandt would take on Petr Yan for the UFC Bantamweight Championship. However, UFC 255 will witness the former bantamweight Champion take on Figueiredo next.
“Well he wanted to, he wanted to move down, he wanted to move down in weight and he wanted to take that opportunity and we loved it,” White said of Garbrandt. “So we did it. It will be a fun fight.”
Dana White in a recent conversation revealed the reason behind Garbrandt getting a title shot. White maintained that Garbrandt showed interest, and the UFC loved his idea. It makes for an interesting match-up at the Flyweight division and will definitely keep the fight fans on the edge of their seats.