Alexandre Pantoja vs. Deiveson Figueiredo Set For UFC 240

A flyweight bout between high-ranking contenders Alexandre Pantoja and Deiveson Figueriedo has been added to UFC 240. The bout was first reported by Brazilian publication Combate, before multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting. The UFC have not officially announced it yet. Pantoja has won five of his six UFC fights and is currently […]

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A flyweight bout between high-ranking contenders Alexandre Pantoja and Deiveson Figueriedo has been added to UFC 240.

The bout was first reported by Brazilian publication Combate, before multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting. The UFC have not officially announced it yet.

Pantoja has won five of his six UFC fights and is currently on a three-fight winning streak. His most recent win was a TKO finish against Wilson Reis last month.

As for Figueriedo, he suffered his first professional defeat to Jussier Formiga in March. He was undefeated in his previous 15 fights, with three TKO finishes in four UFC wins.

Pantoja and Figueriedo are ranked No. 3 and No. 4 respectively in the flyweight rankings, but a win for either likely won’t guarantee a title shot.

That’s because Formiga, ranked No. 1, will be taking on the No. 2-ranked Joseph Benavidez at UFC Minneapolis. The winner of that fight will likely challenge Henry Cejudo next, who will face Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title next month at UFC 238.

But that’s assuming Cejudo remains at flyweight or if the 125-pound division even exists at the time.

UFC 240 takes place at the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on July 27. It will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar.

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Alexandre Pantoja vs. Deiveson Figueiredo Set For UFC 240

A flyweight bout between high-ranking contenders Alexandre Pantoja and Deiveson Figueriedo has been added to UFC 240. The bout was first reported by Brazilian publication Combate, before multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting. The UFC have not officially announced it yet. Pantoja has won five of his six UFC fights and is currently […]

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A flyweight bout between high-ranking contenders Alexandre Pantoja and Deiveson Figueriedo has been added to UFC 240.

The bout was first reported by Brazilian publication Combate, before multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting. The UFC have not officially announced it yet.

Pantoja has won five of his six UFC fights and is currently on a three-fight winning streak. His most recent win was a TKO finish against Wilson Reis last month.

As for Figueriedo, he suffered his first professional defeat to Jussier Formiga in March. He was undefeated in his previous 15 fights, with three TKO finishes in four UFC wins.

Pantoja and Figueriedo are ranked No. 3 and No. 4 respectively in the flyweight rankings, but a win for either likely won’t guarantee a title shot.

That’s because Formiga, ranked No. 1, will be taking on the No. 2-ranked Joseph Benavidez at UFC Minneapolis. The winner of that fight will likely challenge Henry Cejudo next, who will face Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight title next month at UFC 238.

But that’s assuming Cejudo remains at flyweight or if the 125-pound division even exists at the time.

UFC 240 takes place at the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on July 27. It will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar.

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Ali Abdelaziz Explains Why Frankie Edgar Earned UFC 240 Title Shot

Frankie Edgar’s manager has given his take on why “The Answer” earned another featherweight title opportunity. At UFC 240 on July 27, Edgar will challenge Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight title. Edgar hasn’t fought since A…

Frankie Edgar’s manager has given his take on why “The Answer” earned another featherweight title opportunity. At UFC 240 on July 27, Edgar will challenge Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight title. Edgar hasn’t fought since April 2018, but he’s getting another crack at 145-pound gold. He had a title opportunity against Jose Aldo back […]

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Cris Cyborg Explains Why She Is Interested In Felicia Spencer Fight

After Felicia Spencer beat Megan Anderson at UFC Rochester, former featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg was called out by the undefeated fighter. After all, there aren’t many options for fighters in the division to fight, so taking on Cyborg made …

After Felicia Spencer beat Megan Anderson at UFC Rochester, former featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg was called out by the undefeated fighter. After all, there aren’t many options for fighters in the division to fight, so taking on Cyborg made too much sense. And, it turns out that Cyborg is interested in the matchup against the […]

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Alexander Volkanovski Reacts to Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar Title Fight

With a win over former champion Jose Aldo at UFC 237, Alexander Volkanovski separated himself as the No. 1 contender to fight for the featherweight championship. There’s only one problem — reigning featherweight king Max Holloway is now scheduled to fa…

With a win over former champion Jose Aldo at UFC 237, Alexander Volkanovski separated himself as the No. 1 contender to fight for the featherweight championship. There’s only one problem — reigning featherweight king Max Holloway is now scheduled to face Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 in July in a fight that was booked just […]

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Frankie Edgar Reacts To Receiving Next UFC Featherweight Title Shot

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will once again get the chance to become a two-division champion. Edgar will face Max Holloway for the 145-pound title at UFC 240 from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on July 27. Should he win, he’ll be on a short list of UFC fighters who have ever won titles in two […]

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Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will once again get the chance to become a two-division champion.

Edgar will face Max Holloway for the 145-pound title at UFC 240 from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on July 27. Should he win, he’ll be on a short list of UFC fighters who have ever won titles in two different weight classes. “The Answer” has been gunning for his third shot at 145-pound gold for some time.

Speaking to MMA Fighting, Edgar revealed that he’s “giddy” as the fight inches closer:

“We’re still over 10 weeks away from the fight, and I’m giddy today,” Edgar said. “I woke up and went to train, I’ve got a smile on my face and I’m pumped that I got this opportunity.

But it is still so far away, and I’ve been here before. So I got to make sure we get to the fight, get to the venue and make it happen. But ten weeks this upcoming Saturday, that’ll be the perfect time. I’ve been training.

I was hurt for a while, the past month-and-a-half, I’ve been finally back in the gym able to do stuff. So it is perfect timing. I feel like I’m in shape to get in shape right now.”

Edgar comes off a unanimous decision victory over Cub Swanson. He had previously been scheduled to face Holloway at UFC 222 in March of 2018. However, Holloway was forced off the card with an injury. He faced Brian Ortega instead, losing by way of first-round knockout.

Now, following his victory over Swanson, Edgar is back in the title hunt. He hopes to become the first man to defeat Holloway at 145 pounds since Conor McGregor did so in 2013.

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