The UFC flyweight belt is in the spotlight tonight as champion Deiveson Figuerido defends against upcoming challenger Alex Perez in Las Vegas.

Mike Perry missed weight, which means his opponent Tim Means will collect a percentage of his purse.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the card.

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS (6:30 PM/3:30PM PT)  

LOUIS COSCE (7-0-0)  VS. SASHA PALATNIKOV (5-2-0)

UFC 255

Andrews: Both guys are making their debuts, but Cosce is coming from a good showing on DWCS. He’s a finisher and I think he’s more apt to shake off the octagon jitters and collect the finish.

Andrews Prediction: Louis Cosce via TKO

KYLE DAUKAUS (9-1-0) VS. DUSTIN STOLTZFUS (13-1-0)

UFC 255

Andrews: Daukaus lost his octagon debut and now welcomes Dustin to the UFC. Can Kyle get the fight to the ground? If he can, he probably wins, but I think although he has the size advantage, he gets hit too much  by Stoltzfus.

Andrews Prediction: Dustin Stoltzfus via UD

ALAN JOUBAN (16-7-0) VS. JARED GOODEN (17-4-0)

UFC 255

Andrews: Jouban is an entertaining veteran, but he’s 37 now and lost three of his last four fights. He is still competitive, but I think Gooden comes in and puts him away.

Andrews Prediction: Jared Gooden via TKO

UFC 255 PRELIMS (8PM ET/5PM PT)

NICOLAS DALBY (18-3-1) VS. DANIEL RODRIGUEZ (13-1-0)

UFC 255

Andrews: Dalby is good, but I think Rodriguez scores a knockout.

Andrews Prediction: Daniel Rodriguez via TKO

ANTONIA SHEVCHENKO (8-2-0) VS. ARIANE LIPSKI (13-5-0)

UFC 255

Andrews: We all remember that awesome kneebar submission by Lipski in her last fight. Can she repeat that performance against a Shevchenko? Probably not, but she still has enough to weather the storm and pile up enough points to win here.

Andrews Prediction: Ariane Lipski via UD

JOAQUIN BUCKLEY (11-3-0) VS. JORDAN WRIGHT (11-0-0)

UFC 255

Andrews: Buckley had a nice win in his last bout, but “The Beverly Hills Ninja” takes care of business.

Andrews Prediction:  Jordan Wright via TKO

BRANDON MORENO (17-5-1) VS. BRANDON ROYVAL (12-4-0)

UFC 255

Andrews: This should be a good scrap After the dust settles, Royval should be the one standing.

Andrews Prediction: Brandon Royval via UD

UFC 255 MAIN CARD (10PM ET/7PM PT)

MAURICO RUA (27-11-1) VS. PAUL CRAIG (13-4-1)

UFC 255

Andrews: Can Craig get the fight to the ground? If he can’t, Rya should be able to get the striking decision.

Andrews Prediction: Mauricio Rua via UD

KATLYN CHOOKAGIAN (14-4-0) VS. CYNTHIA CALVILLO (9-1-1)

UFC 255

Andrews: Calvillo uses her grappling and takedowns to nullify the striking of Katlyn.

Andrews Prediction: Cynthia Calvillo via UD

TIM MEANS (30-12-1, 1NC) VS. MIKE PERRY (14-6-0)

UFC 255

Andrews: Perry missed weight and this messes up everything. If he’s ready, he knocks out Means.

Andrews Prediction: Mike Perry via TKO

VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO (19-3-1) VS. JENNIFER MAIA (18-4-0)

UFC 255

Andrews: Shevchenko is too strong, and I don’t think Maia can get the fight to the ground long enough.

Andrews Prediction: Valentina Shevchenko via TKO

MAIN EVENT

DEIVESON FIGUEIREDO (19-1-0) VS. ALEX PEREZ (24-5-0)

UFC 255

Andrews: Deiveson overcomes the early leg kicks of Perez to pile up the points, much like Benavidez.

Andrews Prediction: Deiveson Figueiredo via TKO

@kenaiandrews UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez predictions