|UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez|
The poster for UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||November 21, 2020|
|City||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Attendance||None (behind closed doors)|
UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on November 21, 2020, at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
A UFC Flyweight Championship bout between current champion Deiveson Figueiredo and former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt was expected to serve as the event headliner. However on October 2, it was announced that Garbrandt pulled out due to a torn bicep and was replaced by Alex Perez, who was already scheduled to face Brandon Moreno at the event. Moreno faced Brandon Royval instead.
John Allan Arte and Roman Dolidze were originally scheduled to meet at this event in a light heavyweight bout. They were eventually rescheduled for UFC on ESPN: Hermansson vs. Holland in December.
Former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler was expected to face Mike Perry at this event. However, Lawler pulled out of the fight in late October citing an undisclosed injury. He was replaced by Tim Means.
A welterweight bout between Orion Cosce and Nicolas Dalby was expected to take place at this event. However on November 12, Cosce pulled out due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Daniel Rodriguez.
At the weigh-ins, Perry weighed in at 175.5 pounds, four and a half pounds over the welterweight non-title fight limit. His bout proceeded at a catchweight and he was fined 30 percent of his individual purse, which went to his opponent Tim Means.
|Flyweight||Deiveson Figueiredo (c)||def.||Alex Perez||Submission (guillotine choke)||1||1:57||[a]|
|Women's Flyweight||Valentina Shevchenko (c)||def.||Jennifer Maia||Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 49–46)||5||5:00||[b]|
|Catchweight (175.5 lb)||Tim Means||def.||Mike Perry||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Women's Flyweight||Katlyn Chookagian||def.||Cynthia Calvillo||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Paul Craig||def.||Maurício Rua||TKO (submission to punches)||2||3:36|
|Preliminary card (ESPN2 / ESPN+)|
|Flyweight||Brandon Moreno||def.||Brandon Royval||TKO (punches)||1||4:59|
|Middleweight||Joaquin Buckley||def.||Jordan Wright||KO (punches)||2||0:18|
|Women's Flyweight||Antonina Shevchenko||def.||Ariane Lipski||TKO (punches)||2||4:33|
|Welterweight||Nicolas Dalby||def.||Daniel Rodriguez||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Early preliminary card (ESPN2 / ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)|
|Welterweight||Alan Jouban||def.||Jared Gooden||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Kyle Daukaus||def.||Dustin Stoltzfus||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Sasha Palatnikov||def.||Louis Cosce||TKO (punches)||3||2:27|
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Sasha Palatnikov vs. Louis Cosce
- Performance of the Night: Joaquin Buckley and Antonina Shevchenko
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