Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for champ Deiveson Figueiredo after UFC on ESPN+ 30 win?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Joseph Benavidez after UFC on ESPN+ 30 loss?)

Deiveson Figueiredo left no doubt that he’s currently the top flyweight in the UFC when he captured the vacant championship on Saturday in the UFC on ESPN+ 30 main event.

Figueiredo (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) put on one of the most one-sided title-fight performances in recent memory when he battered Joseph Benavidez (29-6 MMA, 16-4 UFC) all around the octagon before securing a fight-ending rear-naked choke in the first round.

The Brazilian took hold of the belt at 32 and with a near-perfect career record. He has all the makings of a dominant champion and is the new torch-bearer for male Brazilian champions.

Is there anyone out there capable of dethroning Figueiredo? Who should be the first to challenge for his 125-pound belt?

Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on Figueiredo’s future after his title-winning performance against Benavidez at UFC on ESPN+ 30.

Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/deiveson-figueiredo-next-fight-matchmaker-ufc-on-espn-plus-30-title-win/

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