This Is How The MMA World Reacted To UFC 255

UFC 255 went down on Saturday night at the UFC APEX Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The promotion’s penultimate pay-per-view card 2020 saw both flyweight titles on the line. In the main event, Deiveson Figueiredo successfully defended his title for the first time. The Brazilian needed less than two minutes to sink in a slick guillotine choke, to force the tap from Alex Perez.

In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko defended her flyweight title for a fourth time against Jennifer Maia, who went into the fight as a huge underdog. After overcoming adversity in the second round, the ‘Bullet’ looked better as the fight went on, winning via unanimous decision.

Elsewhere on the UFC 255 card, Tim Means survived Mike Perry taking his back in the first round to earn a unanimous decision, Katlyn Chookagian ensured she remains the number one contender in the flyweight division by beating Cynthia Calvillo on all three judges’ scorecards, and Paul Craig beat MMA legend Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua via a second round TKO.

You can see the full results and post fight videos from UFC 255 here, and the Performance of the Night bonus award winners here.

This Is How The MMA World Reacted To UFC 255:

Deiveson Figueiredo vs Alex Perez:

Valentina Shevchenko vs Jennifer Maia:

“It was not this time! Even so, I am proud and I am happy to have arrived here among so many great athletes and to have the honour of this opportunity. I don’t want to prove that I am better than anyone, but that I am better than myself every day. The result doesn’t always come out as we want, but I believe that with each result I learn more.
Thank you to all those who cheered me with all your heart. I’ll continue me daily battles for my dream, as I always represent my country with great pride until the end.
We continued until we achieved our goals!”

Mike Perry vs Tim Means:

Katlyn Chookagian vs Cynthia Calvillo:

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua vs Paul Craig:


We will continue to update this post in the upcoming days, as the fighters on the card take to social media to post their post fight statements.

The UFC returns next weekend with UFC Vegas 15, which will see Derrick Lewis face Curtis Blaydes in a top five heavyweight clash in the main event.

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