Deiveson Figueiredo credits Brandon Moreno for the performance he put on at UFC 263 , but the ex-champion says he wasn’t feeling himself when he lost the title. As he left the hotel Saturday to travel to the venue, Figueiredo (20-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) knew something was up. He didn’t feel well, but he put his faith in God’s hands. Things did not play out as he planned. “I left the hotel feeling very bad,” Figueiredo told Combate (translated from Portuguese). “I knew it wasn’t my day, but I gave it into God’s hands, and going to the octagon I said, ‘Lord, yours will be done.’ I got in there, I didn’t really fight like I (can).” In the third round of his third title defense, Figueiredo was submitted by Moreno (19-5-2 MMA, 8-2-2 UFC), who became the first Mexico-born champion in promotion history.

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