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Chito Vera vs. Deiveson Figueiredo Set for UFC Abu Dhabi Showdown

Chito Vera vs. Deiveson Figueiredo targeted for UFC Abu Dhabi
Chito Vera vs. Deiveson Figueiredo

Marlon "Chito" Vera is set to face off against former UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo in a highly anticipated bout at UFC Abu Dhabi on August 3. This pivotal 135-pound matchup is poised to be a significant fight for both athletes as they aim to solidify their standings in the bantamweight division.

Vera, who recently fell short in his quest for UFC gold, is looking to rebound and re-establish himself as a top contender. His last outing saw him drop a unanimous decision to bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley at UFC 299 in March. Despite the setback, Vera remains the only fighter to have defeated O'Malley in the octagon, a testament to his skill and determination. Before his title shot, Vera earned a decision victory over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292, showcasing his resilience and earning the opportunity to compete for the championship.

Multiple sources have confirmed that verbal agreements are in place for Vera to face Figueiredo at UFC Abu Dhabi. Ag. Fight was the first to report on the pairing, highlighting the excitement surrounding this matchup.

Deiveson Figueiredo, a two-time UFC flyweight champion, has made an impressive transition to the bantamweight division. Since moving up to 135 pounds, Figueiredo has delivered stellar performances, including a dominant decision win over Rob Font at UFC Austin last December and a second-round submission victory over former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt at UFC 300 in April. These victories have positioned Figueiredo as a formidable contender in his new weight class.

The bout between Vera and Figueiredo adds to the excitement of UFC Abu Dhabi, which features Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov in the main event. With both fighters eager to climb the ranks and possibly secure another title shot, this matchup is expected to deliver fireworks.

As fight night approaches, fans are eagerly anticipating what promises to be a thrilling encounter between two of the bantamweight division's most dynamic fighters. Vera and Figueiredo are both known for their aggressive styles and determination, making this a must-watch fight for MMA enthusiasts around the world.


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