UFC 255 in Tweets: Fighters react to Deiveson Figueiredo’s dominant win, Valentina Shevchenko’s lost round

UFC 255 in Tweets: Fighters react to Deiveson Figueiredo’s dominant win, Valentina Shevchenko’s lost round

UFC flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo defended his title for the first time on Saturday night at UFC 255, and he did it in half the time.

Figueiredo made Alex Perez tap at the 1:57 mark of the first round of the pay-per-view headliner, catching Perez off guard with a guillotine choke after misdirecting him with a setup for a leg submission.

In a night filled with decisions, it was by far the most dominant statement of the night, even more so in light of a women’s flyweight co-headliner that briefly bucked expectations when Jennifer Maia smothered Valentina Shevchenko before the champ regained control and pulled away.

Check out what pros had to say about UFC 255’s headlining fights and more.

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez

You know I’m watching #ufc255

— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) November 22, 2020

Figueiredo is my favorite UFC small guy since John Lineker left ! #UFC255

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) November 22, 2020

Man he can do it all

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) November 22, 2020

I’d pay a lot to see DJ vs Figueiredo!

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) November 22, 2020

HE GRABBED THE CAGE TWICE!! AND THEN REVERSED THE POSITION!! I don’t have a dog in the race but that’s fucking bullshit! #UFC255

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) November 22, 2020

Damnnn!!! That guillotine was on quickkk!!!

Figueiredo looks unstoppable at 125lb! #UFC255

— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) November 22, 2020

Fuck the rules. Seems like if you ain’t cheating you’re losing! #UFC255 Big theme of the night

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) November 22, 2020

Triple CCC retired so he wouldn’t have to fight Figueiredo… but you didn’t hear that from me jk #UFC255

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) November 22, 2020

I’m the king of brazil @Daico_Deiveson porra!

— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) November 22, 2020

Valentina Shevchenko goes 4-1 vs. Jennifer Maia

Let’s go @BulletValentina #ufc255

— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) November 22, 2020

I would be nervous standing across the cage from Valentina I can’t imagine what maia is feeling

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) November 22, 2020

Shev round 2 or 3 KO is my prediction. #UFC255

— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) November 22, 2020

Valentina doing a great job of following the hips shutting down the jiu jitsu game of Maia #ufc255

— Gilbert Melendez (@GilbertMelendez) November 22, 2020

I’m surprised Shevchenko has engaged in the clinch twice now. She’s ok in there, but it’s the best chance Maia has, on paper, to make it competitive. RD 2 just got very interesting. #UFC255

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) November 22, 2020

Maia has the strength and intensity to keep up#UFC255

— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) November 22, 2020

I bet 50k on Maia… I’m about to cash out!

— Walt Harris (@thebigticket205) November 22, 2020

Speed of shevchenko is tooo much #UFC255

— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) November 22, 2020

Bout to lose 50 bands… Oh well!

— Walt Harris (@thebigticket205) November 22, 2020

Valentina has crazy good technique!! So complete everywhere!

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) November 22, 2020

Ohh Shevchenko letting the dawg of now!! Her speed and power on those jabs, elbows, and kicks! #UFC255

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) November 22, 2020

Get the dancing shoes ready #ufc255 pic.twitter.com/42PNBNOUkm

— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) November 22, 2020

Well fuck

— Eryk Anders (@erykanders) November 22, 2020

I was trollin! I don’t even gamble! https://t.co/ZNdEfAoy4F

— Walt Harris (@thebigticket205) November 22, 2020

Shevchenko is just a different breed #UFC255

— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) November 22, 2020

Mike Perry vs. Tim Means

Mike perry, a man with no mystery. Straight to the point, just like his fighting. No feints. All brawl. @ufc #ufc255

— Julia Avila (@RagingPandaMMA) November 22, 2020

Let’s go @PlatinumPerry #UFC255

— D (@darrentill2) November 22, 2020

Not gonna lie. This songs still got a @PlatinumPerry vibe

— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) November 22, 2020

Always liked @PlatinumPerry but an even bigger fan now for rolling with the wrong song walkout! Well played buddy!

— Eddie Wineland (@EddieWineland) November 22, 2020

What if his girl went into labor and Mike Perry still won the fight with no cornerman? Lol that status!

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) November 22, 2020

Anytime @MeansTim fights, I have to tweet that his nickname “The Dirty Bird” is one of the best in MMA.

— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) November 22, 2020

Ugh why couldn’t till be in the corner right now lol

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) November 22, 2020

Please go to the second round I want to see this pep talk! #UFC255

— Ian Heinisch (@ianheinischmma) November 22, 2020

Mike Perry walking out to Halo, being cornered by his pregnant girlfriend while Rogan, Anik, and DC crack jokes is such a beautiful reminder that this sport is not like any other sport. GOD BLESS MMA. #UFC255

— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) November 22, 2020

I got it 1-1

— khama worthy (@thedeathstar_1) November 22, 2020

Mike Perry fight attitude , Jon Jones fight IQ … that’ll be a legit fighter ! #UFC255

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) November 22, 2020

Fake takedown over hand right follow it up with a winging left hook. Good night

— D (@darrentill2) November 22, 2020

@darrentill2 shut up !

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) November 22, 2020

I should of been in that corner. Unlucky Mike.

— D (@darrentill2) November 22, 2020

Tim Means with the beautiful striking clinic. Absolute veteran and on short notice too #UFC255

— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) November 22, 2020

Perry to bare knuckle ?

— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) November 22, 2020

Tim Means getting a phat check tonight! I forgot about that with missing weight. I hope Perry gets it together. He’s fun to watch but needs to make adjustments so that he can continue to make good money and win more fights with the UFC. https://t.co/RsRrlfnwSw

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) November 22, 2020

Katlyn Chookagian outpoints Cynthia Calvillo

Let’s go @blondefighter !!

— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) November 22, 2020

I’ve got Cynthia in this one…shout out to everyone in the pub with me watching #ufc255

— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) November 22, 2020

Technical fight …close 1st round but Cynthia took it!! #UFC255

— Charles Rosa (@CharlesRosaMMA) November 22, 2020

Kaitlyn is piecing her up #UFC255

— Baldy Ed (@brianboom135) November 22, 2020

Valentina is losing another potential new challenger Cynthia always looks good one fight then bad the next

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) November 22, 2020

@bisping where you at? Please replace @dc_mma on the comment#ufc255

— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) November 22, 2020

Bravo ladies @ufc but #eyebelieve

— Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) November 22, 2020

Mauricio Rua submits to Paul Craig

Former opponent or not, @ShogunRua has always been an inspiration and idol to me. Let’s go Shogun!!!!

— Anthony Smith (@lionheartasmith) November 22, 2020

The fact I used to watch Shogun fight before I ever laced me up is crazy!

— Walt Harris (@thebigticket205) November 22, 2020

Rua got shorter shorts than I get! @ufc #UFC255

— Julia Avila (@RagingPandaMMA) November 22, 2020

Paul Craig really good. #UFC23456787

— D (@darrentill2) November 22, 2020

You rarely see a tap to strikes. Props to Shogun for calling it he was exhausted and it was building up.

That’s a submission right ? How they rule that bad boy #UFC255

— ダミアン•ブラウン (@beatdown155) November 22, 2020

That crazy seeing Shogun tap to strikes. We have seen him in so many wars and have always fought till the end..

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) November 22, 2020

It’s pretty unprofessional that they don’t have an interpreter for poor Paul Craig. #UFC255

— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) November 22, 2020

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