Deiveson Figueiredo
Deus da Guerra


Submits Tim Elliott in Tampa
October 12, 2019
Figueiredo defeated Tim Elliott via submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:08 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Tampa.
Easy work. Figueiredo has been knocking people out left and right over the past couple years, but the BJJ black belt displayed his world class ground game in this one. After a back-and-forth first few minutes in which both men were feeling the other out, the Brazilian grabbed a hold of Elliott's neck after the later went for a poor and ill-timed takedown attempt and that was all she wrote. Simply put, Figueiredo is a stud. His game has no weaknesses and he's the rare fighter at 125 pounds who goes out and finishes fights with regularity. Sporting a 6-1 record in the UFC, the 31-year-old is closing in on a title shot.
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Booked for UFC Tampa
August 6, 2019
Figueiredo will fight Tim Elliott in a flyweight matchup at UFC Tampa on Oct. 12, Nolan King of reports.
Figueiredo got back on track with a unanimous decision victory over Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 240 and didn't have to wait long to schedule another bout. He frequently eyes opportunities for takedowns (1.86 per 15 minutes) and submissions (2.3 per 15 minutes), but he landed a UFC career-high 67 significant strikes against Pantoja, proving he can do that as well when called upon. Elliott has taken home a victory in two of his last three fights, but he's also lost five of his last seven.
Leaves opponent a bloody mess
July 27, 2019
Figueiredo defeated Alexandre Pantoja via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Saturday.
Figuiredo showed himself to be the more powerful, assertive and creative striker early on, landing hard uppercuts and slicing his opponent to ribbons with elbows at close range. The broadcast team heavily implied Figueiredo hurt his right hand early in the fight, but he made up for it with his creativity, especially in terms of kicks and elbows. Perhaps one of the surprising things we saw in this fight was Figueirdo's ability to keep up with Pantoja on the ground, as he was able to scramble out of bad situations all night long. Figueiredo suffered his first career loss to Jussier Formiga in March, but showed just how dynamic he can be on the feet in this fight, which should put him right back in contention in the tumultuous flyweight division. He improves to 16-1 in professional MMA as a result of the victory, and will go home $50,000 richer after earning a Fight of the Night bonus.
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.
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.