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UFC: Veteran Jussier Formiga aiming for UFC Flyweight Title shot with win over Deiveson Figueiredo

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The UFC on ESPN+ 6 card in Nashville, Tennessee will feature a high profile flyweight bout with title implications as #1 ranked Jussier Formiga will take on undefeated and #4 ranked Deiveson Figueiredo this weekend.

Formiga is at a cusp of a potential title shot already. However the landscape of the division does not allow him one. Formiga is on a three-fight winning streak. However with champ Henry Cejudo’s wish to move up and UFC potentially scrapping the entire division, has delayed Formiga’s rise.

UFC: Veteran Jussier Formiga aiming for UFC Flyweight Title shot with win over Deiveson Figueiredo - Formiga

Formiga will have to snap the undefeated streak of fellow Brazilian in Figueiredo. However he believes a win would certainly cement his case for the title.

“I’m not worried about the flyweight division possibly being abolished,” Formiga said. “The media made a lot of noise about that. Cejudo was just able to prove that he’s a great flyweight by defeating T.J. Dillashaw, who’s one of the UFC’s top fighters, pound-for-pound. After beating Deiveson, I’ll be on a four-fight winning streak. There’s nothing else to do after that, other than waiting for Cejudo. It’s impossible that I wouldn’t be next.

Formiga is on a three-fight winning streak defeating three surging prospects in Ulka Sasaki, Ben Nguyen and Sergio Pettis. Figueiredo on the other hand, is on a four-fight winning streak with three knockouts which is extremely impressive especially for a flyweight.

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