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Shevchenko, Figueiredo defend flyweight belts at UFC 255

Deiveson Figueiredo stopped Alex Perez with a guillotine choke in the first round at UFC 255, defending his men's flyweight championship for the first time.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this July 27, 2019, file photo, Deiveson Figueiredo, right, knees Alexandre Pantoja during a mixed martial arts bout at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta. The UFC is hoping to stoke interest in its men's flyweight division with the main-event matchup of Brazilian champion Deiveson Figueiredo and American contender Alex Perez at UFC 255, Saturday night in Las Vegas. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deiveson Figueiredo stopped Alex Perez with a guillotine choke in the first round at UFC 255, defending his men's flyweight championship for the first time.

Valentina Shevchenko defended her UFC women's flyweight title with a surprisingly difficult unanimous decision over Jennifer Maia at UFC 255. 

Shevchenko earned her sixth consecutive victory as a UFC flyweight and her fourth title defense, but the dominant champ had to work much harder than almost everyone expected.