With seconds left in the first round,
locked up a choke, but @Jacobsilva125
protested the stoppage.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma)
November 18, 2020
After Jimmy Flick
announced his retirement over the weekend, J.P. Buys has
agreed to step in and square off against Figueiredo at UFC on ESPN
AgFight was first to report the new flyweight pairing. UFC on
ESPN 24 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on May 8 and is
headlined by a bantamweight showdown pitting Cory
Sandhagen against T.J.
Buys earned a UFC contract thanks to a first-round submission of
Silva on Dana White’s Contender Series this past November. He
came up short in his Octagon debut, falling to Bruno Silva via
first-round TKO at UFC on ESPN 21 on March 20. Buys is 9-3 as a
pro, with all but one of his wins coming inside the distance.
Figueiredo is the brother of UFC flyweight champion Deiveson
Figueiredo. The 31-year-old Brazilian kicked off his
promotional tenure with a three-round verdict over Jerome
Rivera at UFC on ESPN 20 on Jan. 20 to run his career mark to