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UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez
Figueiredo vs. Perez.jpg
The poster for UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateNovember 21, 2020 (2020-11-21)
VenueUFC Apex
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
AttendanceNone (behind closed doors)[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. dos Anjos UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez UFC on ESPN: Smith vs. Clark

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.[2][3]

Background[edit]

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.[2] 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.[4][5] Moreno faced Brandon Royval instead.[6]

A UFC Women's Flyweight Championship bout between current champion Valentina Shevchenko and Jennifer Maia co-headlined the event.[2]

John Allan Arte and Roman Dolidze were originally scheduled to meet at this event in a light heavyweight bout.[7] They were eventually rescheduled for UFC on ESPN: Hermansson vs. Holland in December.[8]

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.[9] He was replaced by Tim Means.[10]

A welterweight bout between Orion Cosce and Nicolas Dalby was expected to take place at this event.[11] However on November 12, Cosce pulled out due to undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Daniel Rodriguez.[12]

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.[13]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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

[14]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[15]

  • Fight of the Night: Sasha Palatnikov vs. Louis Cosce
  • Performance of the Night: Joaquin Buckley and Antonina Shevchenko

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steven Muehlhausen (2020-11-19). "UFC 255 start time, card, PPV price & odds for Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez". sportingnews.com. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  2. ^ a b c Brett Okamoto (2020-08-07). "Deiveson Figueiredo-Cody Garbrandt, Valentina Shevchenko-Jennifer Maia title fights set for UFC 255". espn.com. Retrieved 2020-08-07.
  3. ^ Staff (2020-10-07). "UFC announces upcoming event schedule through November". ufc.com. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  4. ^ Marcelo Barone and Raphael Marinho (2020-10-02). "Cody Garbrandt pulls out and Deiveson Figueiredo will face Alex Perez for the belt". globoesporte.globo.com. Retrieved 2020-10-02. (in Portuguese)
  5. ^ Ariel Helwani (2020-10-02). "Sources: Deiveson Figueiredo to defend flyweight title against Alex Perez at UFC 255". espn.com. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  6. ^ Mike Bohn (2020-10-02). "Brandon Royval replaces Alex Perez, meets Brandon Moreno at UFC 255". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  7. ^ Raphael Marinho (2020-08-19). "John Allan takes on Roman Dolidze at UFC 255 on November 21". globoesporte.globo.com. Retrieved 2020-08-19. (in Portuguese)
  8. ^ Giorgi Kokiashvili (2020-10-15). "Breaking: Two more Georgians together - Dolidze and Dvalishvili will fight for one card". adjarasport.com. Retrieved 2020-10-16. (in Georgian)
  9. ^ Danny Segura and Mike Bohn (2020-10-28). "Robbie Lawler out of UFC 255 bout with Mike Perry due to injury". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-10-28.
  10. ^ Simon Samano (2020-11-02). "Mike Perry to fight Tim Means at UFC 255 after Robbie Lawler withdraws". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  11. ^ Andrew Butler (2020-10-15). "Orion Cosce to fight at UFC 255 in November". times-standard.com. Retrieved 2020-11-12.
  12. ^ Farah Hannoun and Simon Head (2020-11-12). "With Orion Cosce out, Daniel Rodriguez steps in to face Nicolas Dalby at UFC 255". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-11-12.
  13. ^ Simon Samano (2020-11-20). "Mike Perry misses big after brutal UFC 255 weight cut that felt like 'death'". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  14. ^ "UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  15. ^ Stephie Haynes (2020-11-22). "UFC 255 post-fight bonuses: Joaquin Buckley scores another big KO". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2020-11-22.