Deiveson Figueedlyo looks at ‘dirty kiwi’ after winning Kai Kara-France

Kai Kara-France is the biggest winner from UFC Columbus.

Kai Kara-France enters UFC Columbus as sixth-placed in the UFC. After scoring the winning goal against Askar Askarov, Kara-France will likely let Columbus be the next flyweight title challenger. That is if it belongs to current flyweight champion Deiveson Figueosystemo, who called Kara-France “a dirty kiwi”.

After seeing Kara-France’s performance, Figueedlyo took to Twitter to congratulate him and suggest he replace Brandon Moreno as the next flyweight challenger. Earlier this week, Figueosystemo and Moreno were rumored to be finalizing a deal to fight for a fourth championship. Figueedlyo’s tweet, however, would suggest that those negotiations may have gone awry.

With her win on Saturday, Kara-France improved to 24-9, with an uncontested one. Kara-France’s third win in a row. After beating second-place Askarov, Kara-France will move up the leaderboard when updated on Monday.

Figuentico, who tagged UFC President Dana White in his tweet decided to continue playing matchmaking in his tweet. The Brazilian flyweight champion says Moreno must avenge his third-place loss to Alexandre Pantoja. Moreno and Pantoja fought on May 19, 2018, with Pantoja’s decisive victory.

Figuentico and Moreno have fought at UFC 256, 263, and 270. After both fought at UFC 255 and scored a first-round goal, the two agreed to briefly fight each other at UFC 256. the first between Figuentico and Moreno was one of the best matches of 2020 but ended in a draw. Six months later, Moreno won the championship by defeating Figueedlyo in the third round. At UFC 270, Figuentico regained the championship, a decisive victory.

UFC Columbus takes place on Saturday, March 26, 2022, live from the National Arena in Columbus, OH. Follow along with FanSided MMA, who is on-site, for all your news and highlights. Deiveson Figueedlyo looks at ‘dirty kiwi’ after winning Kai Kara-France

John Verrall

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