Deiveson Figueiredo


Set to face Pantoja at UFC 240
May 22, 2019
Figueiredo will face Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 240 in Canada on July 27, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
The Brazilian is looking to bounce back from the first professional loss of his career, a defeat to Jussier Formiga at UFC Fight Night 148 in March, and he'll do so against a fellow Brazilian in Pantoja. Pantoja is currently riding the opposite direction of Figueiredo, winning five of his last six fights and two consecutive in Round 1.
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Suffers first loss in Nashville
March 23, 2019
Figueiredo lost to Jussier Formiga via unanimous decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night 148 in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday.
Figueirdo has a knack for overpowering his opponents with wrestling when he can't get his striking game going but he didn't have much chance of doing that against Formiga, who has a fairly developed takedown game for such a high-level BJJ fighter. This left Figuerdo without much in the way of answers, as his timing was constantly interrupted by the grappling of Formiga, leaving him ultimately tentative in the striking exchanges. Figuerdo is a an athletic power striker who uses his physicality well but it seems as though his game isn't put together well enough to handle an opponent who can do many different things at a high level. He drops to 15-1 in professional MMA as the result of the loss.
Tabbed to face Formiga at Nashville
January 20, 2019
Figueiredo is scheduled to take on Jussier Formiga at UFC Nashville on Mar. 23, reports.
Figueiredo was initially scheduled to fight at UFC 233, but that event was cancelled. It didn't take him overly long to find another opponent, as he'll now get the chance to put his perfect record on the line against a fellow Brazilian. Formiga should put up a good fight, as he's won his last three fights, including two by submission.
Fight vs. Benavidez not rescheduled
December 13, 2018
Figueiredo's flyweight bout against Joseph Benavidez has been "put on hold" after the cancelation of UFC 233.
Now, while Benavidez is slated to be the backup for the flyweight title fight on January 19, Benavidez is currently left with nothing on the schedule to open up 2019. The good news for Benavidez, however, is that he remained undefeated in 15 professional fights, including 4-0 in the UFC.
Will take on Joseph Benavidez
December 4, 2018
Figueiredo will face Joseph Benavidez in a flyweight match at UFC 233 on Jan. 26 in Anaheim, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN Sports reports.
Figueiredo is undefeated in 15 fights as a professional. He's won all four of his fights since joining the UFC, three of which have been second-round TKO victories. He most recently defeated John Moraga in that fashion at UFC Fight Night 135 in August. His opponent, Benavidez, is coming off a TKO victory of his own in the first round against Alex Perez at the TUF 28 Finale on Friday.
Remains undefeated with Round 2 KO in Lincoln
August 25, 2018
Figueiredo defeated John Moraga via KO (punch) at 3:08 of Round 2 at UFC Lincoln on Saturday.
Figueiredo was stunned early, but he recovered and took Moraga to the floor. It was all Figueiredo from that point as he finished the round on the ground. In the second he got another takedown and opened up a huge cut on the American's face with ground-and-pound. After the fighters got back to their feet "Deus da Guerra" immediately dropped Moraga. "Chicano" attempted to recover but was smashed with a left uppercut and finished.