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Deiveson Figueiredo wants Elliot fight to be title eliminator for interim belt vs. Benavidez

Flyweight contender Deiveson Figueiredo does not want to sit around and wait, should double-champ Henry Cejudo decide to defend his bantamweight title instead of the flyweight belt. Matched up against Tim Elliot for a preliminary bout at UFC Tampa, ‘Daico’ believes the time has come for the UFC to create another interim belt in the meantime.

In an interview with Combate, Figueiredo says the solution is the only way to not halt the division. Especially since there is another clear contender for the title: Joseph Benavidez. As far as he’s concerned, a bout for the winner of his fight with Elliott seems like a natural solution.