Fighter Profile: Deivison Figueiredo

Deiveson Figueiredo beat Brandon Moreno at UFC 270.
Deiveson Figueiredo beat Brandon Moreno at UFC 270.
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Deivison Figueiredo put on a great fight at UFC 270 when he became a two time UFC Flyweight Champion facing Brandon Moreno in the UFC Octagon. The Brazillian who has been fighting professionally since 2012 has amazing Jiu Jitsu.  Figueiredo has sort of completed his trilogy with Moreno with many wondering if a fourth fight is in order. We’d love to see that fight, but first we think we should go back and look at the two time Flyweight King’s career.

Figueiredo was born on December 18, 1987 in Soure, Pará, Brazil. His Father competed and practiced in luta marajoara, a local folk wrestling style. At age nine he started wrestling. He’d eventually move to the city for High School and he’d start training in capoeira. At sixteen he started training MMA which was a turning point for Figueiredo as he now knew he’d like to train and pursue MMA.

Figueiredo made his MMA debut on February 17, 2012 against Aluisio Ferreira. Figueiredo would secure the victory by Submission(Armbar.) He’d then face Jonas Ferreira in August of that year he’d win by TKO (Punches.) He’d then take a year and a half off before facing David Raimundo Arcangela Silva in March of 2014 he’d win by Submission (Guillotine Choke.) Two months later he’d face Adailton Pereira winning by Unanimous Decision. Edvaldo Junior would be Figueiredo’s next opponent he’d win by Submission (Guillotine Choke.) He’d win his next six fights which would lead to  Figueiredo ending up in the UFC. 

Figueiredo made his UFC debut against Marco Beltrán at UFC 212 in June of 2017. He’d win by TKO (corner stoppage.) Figueiredo’s next opponent was Jarred Brooks he’d win by Split Decision. Joseph Morales would be next for Figueiredo; he’d win by TKO (Punches.) John Moraga was on deck for Figueiredo; he’d win again by TKO (Punches.) He was now 15-0 but would get his first loss next when he faced Jussier Formiga.

 Figueiredo would win his next two fights before fighting Joseph Benavidez for the vacant UFC Flyweight title. Figueiredo would win but didn’t walk away with the Flyweight title due  to missing weight. He’d then fight for the Vacant Flyweight title again this time he secured the belt. He’d then defended the belt once and retained it after a draw to Brandon Moreno. He’d lose the belt to Moreno at UFC 263. On Saturday he won the belt back at UFC 270 against Moreno, a familiar foe. 

 Figueiredo definitely needs to fight Moreno in a much needed fourth fight, an unprecedented thing in MMA, but super necessary.

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