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Deiveson Figueiredo Makes History with Submission Win Over Cody Garbrandt at UFC 300

Deiveson Figueiredo made Garbrandt sleep
Deiveson Figueiredo

The opening fight of UFC 300 set the tone for an action-packed night as Deiveson Figueiredo secured a remarkable victory by submitting former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt with a nasty rear-naked choke.

In a thrilling matchup, Figueiredo initially faced a slow start in the first round, focusing more on defense than offense. However, he quickly shifted gears in the second round, showcasing his aggressive grappling skills with a well-executed takedown that put Garbrandt in a precarious position.

The Brazilian fighter nearly locked in an arm triangle choke before transitioning seamlessly to take Garbrandt's back. Within moments, Figueiredo secured the rear-naked choke, forcing Garbrandt to tap out at 4:02 into the round.

Expressing his delight after the fight, Figueiredo stated, 

"I’m very happy today. I want my belt. I feel so good at this division. One shot at the belt, please? I want that $300K bonus, give me that bonus."

Although Garbrandt showcased impressive striking early on, landing significant shots that caught Figueiredo's attention, it was ultimately Figueiredo's grappling prowess that proved decisive. His ability to control the ground game and capitalize on opportunities led to his historic submission victory over Garbrandt.

With this win, Figueiredo improves his bantamweight record to 2-0, establishing himself as a formidable contender in the division. As he sets his sights on championship aspirations and bonus rewards, Figueiredo's performance at UFC 300 cements his status as a fighter to watch in the bantamweight landscape.


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