The Octagon remains in Las Vegas for tonight’s UFC 255 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez.
The Brazilian champion will enter tonight’s UFC 255 main event on four-fight win streak, which includes three stoppage victories.
Meanwhile, Alex Perez (24-5 MMA) will enter tonight’s event headliner on a three-fight win streak, his latest being a TKO victory over Jussier Formiga at UFC 250. The American has gone 11-1 over his past twelve fights overall, with his lone loss in that time coming to Joesph Benavidez by way of TKO.
A women’s flyweight title fight featuring reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko taking on top contender Jennifer Maia serves as the co-main event of UFC 255.
Shevchenko (19-3 MMA) has gone a perfect 5-0 since making the drop to the UFC’s flyweight division. During that stretch, ‘The Bullet’ captured the promotions vacant 125-pound strap by defeating Joanna Jędrzejczyk and has since gone on to defend the strap on three consecutive occasions.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Maia (18-6-1 MMA) is coming off a submission win over Joanne Calderwood in her most recent effort this past August. The Brazilian has gone 3-2 since joining the UFC ranks in July of 2018.
Also featured on tonight’s UFC 255 main card is a highly anticipated welterweight scrap between Mike Perry and Tim Means.
‘Platinum’ missed weight by 4.5 pounds for tonight’s fight card and is thus forced to forfeit 30% of his purse to ‘The Dirty Bird’.
Perry (14-6 MMA) was last seen in action this past June, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Mickey Gall. That win snapped a two-fight losing skid for Perry, who had previously suffered setbacks to Geoff Neal and Vicente Luque respectively.
Meanwhile, Tim Means (30-12-1 MMA) got back in the win column in August, this after scoring a unanimous decision victory over Laureano Staropoli.
Get all of tonight’s UFC 255: ‘Figueiredo vs. Perez’ Live Results and Highlights below:
UFC 255 Main Card (10pm Est on PPV)
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez – Figueiredo def. Perez via submission in Round 1
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia – Shevchenko def. Maia by unanimous decision (49-46 x3)
Mike Perry vs. Tim Means – Means def. Perry by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Cynthia Calvillo – Chookagian def. Calvillo by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Maurício Rua vs. Paul Craig – Craig def. Rua via TKO (tap to strikes) in Round 2
UFC 255 Prelims (8pm Est on ESPN+)
Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval – Moreno def. Royval via TKO at 4:59 of Round 1
Joaquin Buckley vs. Jordan Wright – Buckley def. Wright via KO (punch) at :18 of Round 2
Antonina Shevchenko vs. Ariane Lipski – Shevchenko def. Lipski via TKO (ground and pound) at 4:43 of Round 2
Daniel Rodriguez vs. Nicolas Dalby – Dalby def. Rodriguez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
UFC 255 Early Prelims (6:30 pm Est on UFC Fight Pass)
Alan Jouban vs. Jared Gooden – Jouban def. Gooden by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Kyle Daukaus vs. Dustin Stoltzfus – Daukaus def. Stoltzfus by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Louis Cosce vs. Sasha Palatnikov – Palatnikov def. Cosce via TKO (punches) at 2:27 of Round 3
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on November 21, 2020