Deiveson Figueiredo
Suffers first loss in Nashville
FlyweightUFC
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
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Tabbed to face Formiga at Nashville
FlyweightUFC
January 20, 2019
Figueiredo is scheduled to take on Jussier Formiga at UFC Nashville on Mar. 23, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
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
FlyweightUFC
December 13, 2018
Figueiredo's flyweight bout against Joseph Benavidez has been "put on hold" after the cancelation of UFC 233.
ANALYSIS
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
FlyweightUFC
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.
ANALYSIS
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
FlyweightUFC
August 25, 2018
Figueiredo defeated John Moraga via KO (punch) at 3:08 of Round 2 at UFC Lincoln on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
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.
Stops Joseph Morales in Belem
FlyweightUFC
February 3, 2018
Figueiredo defeated Joseph Morales via TKO (punches) at 4:34 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Belem, Brazil
ANALYSIS
Figueiredo looked dominant in this fight. He started out the fight by using his wrestling to score a takedown. He had solid control on top, but he could not really pass the guard. Towards the end of the round, he stepped in with an elbow and hurt his opponent. In the second round, Figueiredo got looser with his striking. It was only a matter of time. He dropped Morales with some punches and finished from the top. Figueiredo improved to 14-0 overall and 3-0 in the UFC.