Figueiredo, Shevchenko defend flyweight belts at UFC 255

FILE - In this July 27, 2019, file photo, Deiveson Figueiredo, right, knees Alexandre Pantoja during a mixed martial arts bout at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta. The UFC is hoping to stoke interest in its men's flyweight division with the main-event matchup of Brazilian champion Deiveson Figueiredo and American contender Alex Perez at UFC 255, Saturday night in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Not so long ago, the UFC men's flyweight division was so thin and so boring that Dana White considered dropping the whole weight class.

A brilliant Brazilian champion nicknamed the “God of War” has changed everything for the smallest men on the UFC roster.

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