Henry Cejudo believes Deiveson Figueiredo beat Brandon Moreno with ease at UFC 270.
In the co-main event of the pay-per-view card in Anaheim, Moreno was looking to defend his flyweight title for the first time in the trilogy match. It was a highly-anticipated bout and in the end, it was Figueiredo winning a decision to reclaim his belt.
The lead-up to the fight was intriguing as Figueiredo made a training camp switch to go to Arizona to train with Cejudo at Fight Ready. With that, he had a great game plan and for Cejudo, he believes Figueiredo won four rounds to one.
“Four rounds to one,” Cejudo said on “The Triple C & Schmo Show.” “Brandon Moreno only won that second round, but this is why I told him, ‘You’ve got to be careful, dude.’ That’s why when he had mentioned Mexico City, I’m like, ‘No.’ He throws one punch and ‘Ahhhh!’. I was like, ‘No, you’re the champ now. You pick.’ So that’s why it’s going to be Wallid’s (Ismail) job to make sure that he takes this thing to Brazil, and we’re going to make it happen. We saw how they had the scorecard. Deiveson knocked him down almost in every round. That’s a 10-9 automatically.”
Henry Cejudo Says Deiveson Figueiredo Won Four Rounds vs. Brandon Moreno At UFC 270
Although Henry Cejudo believes Deiveson Figueiredo beat Brandon Moreno four rounds to one, he thinks the Brazilian didn’t have the best performance.
“Ironically, I’m going to have to give him a B+, and the only reason I give him a B+ is because there’s so much room for him to get better,” Cejudo said. “So we’re going to watch the fight tonight and be like, these are the areas that if you become more aggressive or you start seeing him more, it’s going to take it to a whole other level where I say you’re not going to be going to a decision, a split decision, you’re going to be stopping them – because that’s the goal. The goal is not to win. The goal is to start killing these dudes – like, put them away. There’s no doubt.”