Jarred Brooks has shared some highlights of his fight with Deiveson Figueiredo on Instagram. The American challenged the current UFC flyweight champion to watch them and then ‘tell me who won’.
The footage shows Brooks repeatedly slamming the Brazilian down to the canvass. The fight took place at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo in 2017.
It was only Figueiredo’s second octagon outing and no-one could have predicted that he would go on to dominate the flyweight division. Brooks was also making his sophomore UFC appearance in front of a raucous Brazilian crowd.
Interestingly one judge scored every single round for Brooks, having the American ahead by a margin of 30-27. But the other two scored it 29-28 for the Brazilian fighter in a decision which went down very well with the fans in Sao Paulo.
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It appears Brooks is still bitter about it as he shared some footage and invited fans, as well as his former opponent, to tell him who won. Three of the American’s four UFC fights ended in split decisions and he prevailed on two of those occasions so the 29 year old hasn’t always been unlucky with the judges.
Figueiredo is the reigning UFC flyweight champion but looks set to be out of action until the end of the year after damaging his finger. In his absence Kai Kara-France will challenge Brandon Moreno for the interim flyweight title at UFC 277.
Meanwhile Brooks is plying his trade as a strawweight these days. The American has never lost a fight at the weight and is looking to establish himself as the very best in the division.
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He will have an opportunity to do just that when he faces off against Joshua Pacio at ONE 158 next month. Brooks will be looking to extend his winning streak to seven, with a no contest at Rizin 18 the closest thing to a blemish on his recent record.
Figueiredo was last seen at UFC 270 in January where be beat Moreno by decision to become the UFC flyweight champion for the second time. But the Brazilian is set for an extended spell on he sidelines.
Brooks has already talked about wanting to face current ONE Championship flyweight champion Adriano Moraes. The two have trained together at American Top Team and the American is adamant he got the better of those exchanges.
One thing is for sure, Brooks has proved he is a match for the best flyweights in the world. If he decided to return to that division the 29 year old will be a force to be reckoned with as the current UFC 125lbs champion could testify.