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Who's interested in seeing Moreno vs Figueiredo again if Moreno beats Kai Kara-France?

It's been three times so far, and I think if Moreno beats Kai Kara-France again (yep they met at UFC 245: Usman vs Covington) they will go at it again.

Moreno is on the next UFC card

Personally, I am a fan of both these athletes and I am happy to see them both take on other contenders for a while but I would love to see them go at it again.

For me, the first 2 were fascinating, the third not so much.

How about you? Is three enough or would you campaign for a 4th?

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Ollie Gadd

Interested? For sure. I think those two are pretty equally matched and I think all of the fights they've put on have been pretty consistent bangers. That being said, I'd much rather we see Kai vs Figueiredo simply for the sake of keeping the division moving. 4 title fights in a row between the same two people seems ridiculous at a point where Fig isn't lapping the division or anything

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Lee Author

I love watching Fig. The God of War branding is genius. Did you see he had to replace his management recently due to the compensate per fight he was receiving? Amazing really, even at that level. I wish fighters were more transparent so they all at least know what good looks like.

Kai vs Figueiredo

I would definitely do a red eye to watch this. Agree, would love to see this happen first before they do another round - do you think history will repeat itself this saturday?

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Ollie Gadd

I think I'd give Moreno the edge (sadly, I guess). I haven't seen enough of Kai yet to make a real argument about his grappling but that's for sure one area that Moreno definitely has better skills, and he's got very good scrambly grappling into solid back takes. Could get dangerous for Kai, although granted he did do well against Askarov. I don't see Moreno holding a backpack position and trying to win a round on control though, if he hasn't got the position he's going to strike hard or let it go in favour of trying to find something else.

Moreno's defence is shakey however, and Kai does have power. If Kai can hit him with a tasty counter and catch a knockdown in 3 of the 5 rounds, I can see him coming away with the decision. I'm taking Moreno, but I wouldn't bet on it

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Gerry

Moreno's chin is incredible though, I think he can take Kai's shots all night. I think Moreno's is going to steam roll him, he level of competition of the past fights is much higher, I know they have both grown since the last time the competed but I think Moreno's grown the most and has the upper hand in terms of confidence.

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Ollie Gadd

I agree Moreno has a great chin, but he also gets knocked down because he's bouncing his weight all over the place constantly. He doesn't have to be hurt by a knockdown as we saw in the Fig fight, it's the fact that he's off his feet that's getting his opponent points. I think it really could go to either guy and I think it'll be a decision but I'd pick Moreno personally

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Gerry

I heard today that Figgy might not be coming back? Why is that? He's the bloody champ. Is it because they are putting the winner of these back in the frame again? Must be pretty darn boring for him if he fights Moreno again, talk about a snore fest.

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Lee Author

Watchatalkinaboot? Every fight between Fig and Moreno has been a great watch πŸ˜‚

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Gerry

Ah well, here we go again. I am pretty pumped for a 4th Figgy v Moreno.. he was a real dog in that fight, pressure pressure pressure.