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Figueiredo: Ready to Conquer the Bantamweight Realm, Eyes UFC Title Showdown with Sean O'Malley



In the blistering aftermath of a triumphant bantamweight debut, Deiveson Figueiredo, the former flyweight kingpin, isn't knocking on the UFC's door for a title shot. But he's certainly polishing his gloves for the opportunity, making it clear he's more than game for the challenge.


Figueiredo’s recent victory over Rob Font showcased his seamless transition to the 135-pound division. Addressing reporters at the UFC Austin post-fight conference, the Brazilian powerhouse confidently expressed his readiness to vie for the UFC bantamweight crown.


"I'm a former champion in the division below, proving I deserve this chance," asserted Figueiredo. "Rob is among the best, and I want to test my mettle. If they hand me the title shot, count me in."


With Sean O'Malley currently holding the divisional throne, Figueiredo exudes a palpable self-belief in his ability to dismantle the champ if given the opportunity.


"O’Malley boasts impressive striking, but I trust my team and our strategy," Figueiredo asserted. "Training alongside Henry Cejudo, a division great, and a strategic mind, I bring a lot of jiu-jitsu to the table. While I prefer brawling, I’d finish O’Malley if the fight hits the ground."


As O'Malley gears up for his first title defense, set for UFC 299 against Marlon Vera, Figueiredo stands poised on the sidelines, eyeing the summit with a blend of confidence and anticipation.

Figueiredo's proclamation resonates with the spirit of a warrior ready to conquer new horizons. If fate aligns the stars, the clash between Figueiredo's grappling prowess and O'Malley's striking brilliance could electrify the Octagon and etch a new chapter in UFC's bantamweight history.

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