1 week Figueiredo defends title, submits Perez in Round 1 Inquirer
Saturday night's UFC 255 was a flyweight division showcase, as both the men's and women's 125-pound champions defended their titles at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. In the evening's main event, Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1) lent credence to the growing notion that he's on his way to becoming one of the sport's next great champions. The Brazilian standout needed just 1:57 to submit upstart challenger Alex Perez (24-6) of Hanford, Calif. The bout looked like a mismatch from the start, as Figueiredo cracked Perez with sharp right hands and wicked body kicks. Perez, who comes from a wrestling base, went ... more