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Cody Garbrandt vs. Deiveson Figueiredo: A Clash of Titans Set for UFC 300



In a blockbuster announcement, UFC CEO Dana White revealed that the much-anticipated showdown between former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and former UFC flyweight titleholder Deiveson Figueiredo is officially on the cards for UFC 300. The tricentennial event, set for April 13 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, promises to be a historic night, and this matchup adds a thrilling layer to the celebration.


The road to this clash of titans has been paved with anticipation and a bit of history. After Garbrandt's spectacular knockout victory over Brian Kelleher at UFC 296, he wasted no time in calling for a showdown with Figueiredo. This desire for a matchup wasn't new, as the two fighters were initially booked to meet in August 2020. Unfortunately, illness forced Garbrandt to withdraw from the bout, leaving fans to wonder about what could have been.


Now, with both fighters in peak form, Garbrandt (14-5) is ready to test his mettle against Figueiredo (22-3-1) at 135 pounds. Garbrandt's journey includes a successful return to bantamweight with victories over Trevin Jones and Kelleher in 2023, following a flyweight debut that ended with a knockout loss to Kai Kara-France at UFC 269.


On the flip side, Figueiredo made a successful divisional debut in December, securing a decision win over Rob Font. As a two-time flyweight champion, Figueiredo's journey in the octagon has been nothing short of remarkable, with a memorable four-fight series against Brandon Moreno from 2020-23.


As the date for UFC 300 approaches, fight fans can expect fireworks in the T-Mobile Arena. Get ready for an epic clash as Garbrandt and Figueiredo step into the octagon to make their mark on the tricentennial event.

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