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Chito Vera vs. Deiveson Figueiredo focused for UFC Abu Dhabi

After falling short in his first attempt to capture UFC gold, Marlon Vera looks to bounce back against a former world titleholder. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Vera is targeted to face former UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC Abu Dhabi, which takes place Aug. 3.

Chito Vera vs. Deiveson Figueiredo focused for UFC Abu Dhabi

After falling brief in his first try to seize UFC gold, Marlon Vera seems to be to bounce again in opposition to a former world titleholder.

A number of folks with data of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Combating that Vera is focused to face former UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC Abu Dhabi, which takes place Aug. 3. Verbal agreements are in place for the pivotal 135-pound matchup. Ag. Fight was first to report the pairing.

At present, each fighters are tied for the No. 10 spot at 135 kilos in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings.

In his most up-to-date look, Vera dropped a unanimous resolution to bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley in the principle occasion of UFC 299 in March. Previous to that, “Chito” picked up a call victory over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292 to earn his alternative to battle for UFC gold. He nonetheless stays the one man to defeat O’Malley within the octagon.

Figueiredo, a two-time UFC flyweight champ, has regarded sensational since making the transfer as much as 135 kilos, incomes a dominant resolution win over Rob Font at UFC Austin this previous December, then submitting former 135-pound champ Cody Garbrandt within the second spherical at April’s memorable UFC 300 occasion.

UFC Abu Dhabi options Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov in the principle occasion.

Guilherme Cruz contributed to this report.

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