Deiveson Figueiredo
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Quick turnaround fight scheduled
November 22, 2020
Figueiredo is set to defend his UFC Flyweight Title at UFC 256 in Las Vegas on Dec. 12 after he and Brandon Moreno verbally agreed to square off just hours after Figueiredo championship victory Saturday night, Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting reports.
No more than a couple of hours after his thrilling victory over Alex Perez at UFC 255 on Saturday night, Figueiredo is ready to get back into the Octagon and prove he's the best once again. The 32-year-old Brazilian accepted his second title fight in under a month after Moreno called for his shot to take the belt following his Saturday night TKO of Brandon Royval. The 21-day turnaround for Figueiredo will present a title-fight record for both champion and challenger. If he's able to pull off the win, Figueiredo would surely be the frontrunner for the male fighter of the year after a 4-0 calendar year with two of those wins coming in under a month.
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Remains Flyweight King
November 21, 2020
Figueiredo successfully defended his UFC Flyweight Championship on Saturday, defeating Alex Perez via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:57 of Round 1 at UFC 255 in Las Vegas
Figueiredo is a stud and this performance further solidified his status as one of the top fighters in the sport today. There were rumors of a tough weight cut for the Brazilian earlier in the week but he showed up on Saturday ripped and ready to go. Figueiredo has ridiculous power for a flyweight in addition to strong wrestling and as he showed in this one, a terrific submission game. There are literally no holes in Figueiredo's game and he has the look of a potential long-term champion. His next title defense figures to come against Brandon Moreno, who also won going away on Saturday.
Gets new opponent for UFC 255
October 2, 2020
Figueiredo will now face Alex Perez at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, rather than Cody Garbrandt (illness) as originally scheduled, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Garbrandt tested positive for COVID-19 in September, which evidently set him back to the point that he'll be unable to fight next month. In Perez, Figueiredo will face a fighter who owns a 6-1 record with the UFC and is coming off three straight wins, with the last two coming in the first round.
First title defense booked
August 7, 2020
Figueiredo will make his first flyweight title defense against Cody Garbrandt at UFC 255 on Nov. 21, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
Figueiredo solidified his status at the top of the division with a convincing knockout against Joseph Benavidez at Fight Island and is now set for his first official title defense this fall. It's a bit surprising to see him draw Garbrandt, as he's 1-3 in his last four fights, and has spent the entirety of his UFC career fighting at bantamweight. This will be one worth monitoring on the scales, given Figueiredo has missed weight in the past and it will be Garbrandt's first time dropping down to 125 pounds. Despite Garbrandt moving down, Figueiredo will own a three-inch reach advantages, though he is three inches shorter. The striking volume advantage lies with Garbrandt, though Figueiredo is the much higher regarded wrestler and submission specialist.
New UFC Flyweight Champion
July 18, 2020
Figueiredo became the new UFC Flyweight Champion on Saturday, defeating Joseph Benavidez via submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:48 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night in Abu Dhabi.
There is now zero doubt regarding who the best flyweight on the UFC roster is. Figueiredo was as dominant as ever. He dropped Benavidez with a massive power shot (the first of two knockdowns) in the early going before clamping on repeated, tight rear-naked chokes. Joe B somehow survived the first two and actually worked his way back to the feet at one point, but the Brazilian never let up and continued to pour on the pressure. It was a brilliant all-around effort by one of the most underrated fighters in the game today. Maybe former champion Henry Cejudo gets a monetary offer he cannot refuse and comes back at some point, but until then, Figueiredo is going to be a significant favorite over any flyweight currently on the UFC roster. He possesses a scary combination of speed, power, and grappling. Figueiredo is absolutely the real deal and now has the gold to prove it. To make the night even better, he'll walk away with a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.
On weight for title fight
July 17, 2020
Figueiredo weighed in at 125 pounds for his matchup against Joseph Benavidez for the UFC Flyweight Championship at UFC Fight Island 2 on Saturday.
There were quite a few obstacles lined up against Figueiredo heading into this fight, as rumors of a positive COVID-19 test started surfacing last weekend. Those reports turned out to be a result of a false positive two months ago and ultimately did not stop him from getting to Fight Island. The scales were his next task to overcome, as he missed weight for the originally scheduled matchup Feb. 29, preventing Figueiredo from getting the title despite picking up the second-round victory. Figueiredo had been outlanded 25-to-46 in that matchup prior to the stoppage, but the difference in power here was evident. As such, he'll be approximately a (-220) betting favorite heading into Saturday's five-round title fight.