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UFC 256 odds: Deiveson Figueiredo opens as sizable betting favorite over Brandon Moreno

UFC 255: Figueiredo v Perez Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight kingpin Deiveson Figueiredo is just two days removed from his submission victory over Alex Perez, which took place in the UFC 255 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, and already has another title contender on deck.

That’s because streaking 125-pound standout Brandon Moreno, who argued that he deserved last weekend’s spot over Perez, joined “Daico” in the winner’s column after smashing Brandon Royval by way of first-round technical knockout on the UFC 255 main card in “Sin City.”

“The Assassin Baby” opened as the +215 underdog, according to, against -255 for the flyweight champ.

Figueiredo vs. Moreno was hastily thrown together for the UFC 256 headliner on Dec. 12 — also in Las Vegas — to help offset the loss of Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling, a bantamweight title fight that fell apart when “No Mercy” was forced to withdraw.

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 256 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN 2/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

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