The flyweights take center stage at Saturday’s UFC 255 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
In the main event, Deiveson Figueiredo defends the flyweight championship against Alex Perez. The co-main event features one of the best women’s fighters in the world, Valentina Shevchenko putting her flyweight title on the line vs. Jennifer Maia.
Figueiredo captured the vacant belt, plowing through Joseph Benavidez by first-round submission to win his first world title at the end of July. Initially, Figueiredo had been set for his first title defense with former bantamweight titlist Cody Garbrandt. But in October, Garbrandt tore his bicep and was pulled from the card. Perez, who had been set to take Brandon Moreno at the show, slides into the position with a golden opportunity.
Perez entered the UFC through the Dana White’s Contender Series. He’s made the most of his opportunity by going 6-1 with four of those victories via stoppage.
After losing a split decision to current dual champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 215, Shevchenko has gone on an absolute tear, dominantly winning five consecutive bouts with three of those victories coming inside the distance. In her last time out, Shevchenko destroyed Katlyn Chookagian via third-round TKO at UFC 247 to defend her championship for the third time.
Maia earned her first UFC title shot by winning three of her last four, including a first-round submission of Joanne Calderwood at the beginning of August.
Will Figueiredo and Shevchenko continue their title reigns, or can Perez and Maia pull off the upsets?
Here is everything you need to know about UFC 255, including how to watch Figueiredo vs. Perez, its start time, odds, and full card info.
UFC 255 start time
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 21
- Early prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
- Live stream: ESPN+
UFC 255 takes place Saturday, Nov. 21. Early prelims get underway at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by prelims at 8 p.m. ET and the main card pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
How to watch UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez
In the United States, the UFC Fight Pass prelims, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET, will be simulcast on UFC Fight Pass, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The prelims will continue on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the main card pay-per-view on ESPN+, beginning at 10 p.m. ET.
In Canada, the early prelims are on TSN and UFC Fight Pass. The prelims are on TSN and RDS, and the main card pay-per-view is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
Figueiredo vs. Perez PPV price: How much does UFC 255 cost?
In the U.S., the UFC 255 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 255 is $64.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $84.98 for the UFC 255 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers a savings of over 25 percent.
Where is UFC 255?
UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas without fans in attendance due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Figueiredo has never competed at the Apex but Perez had his last fight at the venue, beating Jussier Formiga by first-round TKO at UFC 250.
Figueiredo vs. Perez odds for UFC 255
According to Bet MGM, Figueiredo is the significant favorite at -313, meaning you would have to bet $313 to win $100. Perez is listed as a +250 underdog, signaling that a bet of $100 would net you $250 if he pulls off the upset.
Deiveson Figueiredo record
- Name: Deiveson Figueiredo
- Nationality: Brazilian
- Born: Dec. 18, 1987
- Height: 5-5
- Reach: 68 inches
- Total fights: 20
- Record: 19-1
Alex Perez record
- Name: Alex Perez
- Nationality: American
- Born: March 21, 1992
- Height: 5-6
- Reach: 65 inches
- Total fights: 29
- Record: 24-5
UFC 255 fight card
- Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez for Figueiredo’s Flyweight title
- Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia for Shevchenko’s Women’s Flyweight title
- Mike Perry vs. Tim Means; Welterweight
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Cynthia Calvillo; Women’s Flyweight
- Maurício Rua vs. Paul Craig; Light Heavyweight
- Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval; Flyweight
- Joaquin Buckley vs. Jordan Wright; Middleweight
- Antonina Shevchenko vs. Ariane Lipski; Women’s Flyweight
- Daniel Rodriguez vs. Nicolas Dalby; Welterweight
- Alan Jouban vs. Jared Gooden; Welterweight
- Kyle Daukaus vs. Dustin Stoltzfus; Middleweight
- Louis Cosce vs. Sasha Palatnikov; Welterweight