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UFC 255 live blog: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez

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UFC 255 Figuereido v Perez: Weigh-Ins
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This is the UFC 255 live blog for Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez, the flyweight title headliner for Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Figueiredo originally was scheduled to take on former bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt in his first title defense at flyweight. But Garbrandt withdrew due to a positive COVID-19 test and complications due to the virus, and Perez stepped in to the title shot. Figueiredo won the undisputed title with a submission of four-time title-challenger Joseph Benavidez, whom he knocked out in a previous meeting for the vacant title but did not win the belt because he missed weight.

Perez, a Contender Series vet, is 6-1 in the octagon and has won his past three fights including a first-round stoppage of top contender Jussier Formiga due to leg kicks. The 28-year-old flyweight has won performance bonuses in back-to-back fights.

Check out the UFC 255 live blog below.

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