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Deiveson Figueiredo

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Fighter Details:

Given Name: Deiveson AlcantaraPro MMA Record: 21-2-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Nickname: Deus da GuerraCurrent Streak: 1 Win
Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1987.12.18Last Fight: January 22, 2022 in UFC
Weight Class: Flyweight | Last Weigh-In: 124.0 lbsAffiliation: Team Figueiredo
Height: 5’5″ (165cm) | Reach: 68.0″ (173cm)Career Disclosed Earnings: $505,000 USD
Born City/Country: Soure, Para, BrazilFighting out of: Belem, Para, Brazil

Introduction:

Deiveson Alcântara Figueiredo is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who born on December 18, 1987. He is the two-time and current UFC Flyweight Champion and competes in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is ranked #10 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of October 24, 2022.

Background:

Figueiredo was born in Soure, Pará, Brazil, a little town on the island of Marajó where buffaloes are allowed to graze freely. His father was a buffalo herder who also wrestled in the regional folk style known as luta marajoara. Francisco, Deiveson’s younger brother and sister, is a professional mixed martial artist who competes for the UFC. He was a cowboy who, up until the age of thirteen, worked on an animal farm with his father. He started wrestling when he was about nine years old, following in his father’s footsteps. He relocated to Belém to finish high school and began capoeira instruction. After he met Iuri “Marajó” Alcântara when he was sixteen, he began training MMA.

Career in Ultimate Fighting Championship:

On June 3, 2017, at UFC 212, Figueiredo made his professional debut against Marco Beltran. After round two, the fight was stopped in the corners by technical knockout.

On October 28, 2017, at UFC Fight Night, he faced off against Jarred Brooks in Brunson vs. Machida.

He prevailed in a close decision.

Figueiredo took on Joseph Morales on February 3, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders. In the second round, he achieved a technical knockout victory.

At UFC Fight Night 135 on August 25, 2018, Figueiredo faced John Moraga. At 3:08 in the second round, he was declared the winner via technical knockout.

At UFC Fight Night 143 on January 19, 2019, Joseph Benavidez and Figueiredo were scheduled to square off. The promotion, however, made it clear that the combination was off and that Figueiredo would be moved to a different event.

On March 23, 2019, Figueiredo fought Jussier Formiga at UFC Fight Night 148. Figueiredo suffered his first professional defeat as a result of the fight’s unanimous decision loss.

On July 27, 2019, Figueiredo competed against Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 240. He prevailed by unanimous judgement in the match.   He won the Fight of the Night prize for this battle.

On October 12, 2019, Figueiredo fought Tim Elliott at UFC Fight Night 161. In the opening round, he submitted to win the fight.

Professional Record Breakdown

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Win21–2–1Brandon MorenoDecision (unanimous)UFC 2702022-01-22 00:00:0051970-01-01 05:00:00Anaheim, California, United StatesWon the UFC Flyweight Championship. Fight of the Night.
Loss20–2–1Brandon MorenoSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 2632021-06-12 00:00:0031970-01-01 02:26:00Glendale, Arizona, United StatesLost the UFC Flyweight Championship.
Draw20–1–1Brandon MorenoDraw (majority)UFC 2562020-12-12 00:00:0051970-01-01 05:00:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesRetained the UFC Flyweight Championship. Figueiredo was deducted one point in round 3 due to a groin strike. Fight of the Night.
Win20–1Alex PerezSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC 2552020-11-21 00:00:0011970-01-01 01:57:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesDefended the UFC Flyweight Championship.
Win19–1Joseph BenavidezTechnical Submission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 22020-07-19 00:00:0011970-01-01 04:48:00Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesWon the vacant UFC Flyweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win18–1Joseph BenavidezTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo2020-02-29 00:00:0021970-01-01 01:54:00Norfolk, Virginia, United StatesFor the vacant UFC Flyweight Championship. Figueiredo missed weight (127.5 lb) and became ineligible to win the title.
Win17–1Tim ElliottSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson2019-10-12 00:00:0011970-01-01 03:08:00Tampa, Florida, United States
Win16–1Alexandre PantojaDecision (unanimous)UFC 2402019-07-27 00:00:0031970-01-01 05:00:00Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaFight of the Night.
Loss15–1Jussier FormigaDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis2019-03-23 00:00:0031970-01-01 05:00:00Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win15–0John MoragaTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick2018-08-25 00:00:0021970-01-01 03:08:00Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Win14–0Joseph MoralesTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders2018-02-03 00:00:0021970-01-01 04:34:00Belém, Brazil
Win13–0Jarred BrooksDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida2017-10-28 00:00:0031970-01-01 05:00:00São Paulo, Brazil
Win12–0Marco BeltránTKO (corner stoppage)UFC 2122017-06-03 00:00:0021970-01-01 05:00:00Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win11–0Ricardo do SocorroSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Salvaterra Marajó Fight 52016-12-01 00:00:0011970-01-01 01:20:00Salvaterra, Brazil
Win10–0Denis Oliveira Fontes AraujoKO (punches)Jungle Fight 902016-09-03 00:00:0021970-01-01 02:56:00São Paulo, Brazil
Win9–0Antônio de MirandaSubmission (guillotine choke)Jungle Fight 872016-05-21 00:00:0011970-01-01 02:55:00São Paulo, Brazil
Win8–0Rayner SilvaTKO (punches)Jungle Fight 752014-12-18 00:00:0021970-01-01 03:20:00Belém, Brazil
Win7–0João Neto SilvaTKO (punches)Coalizao Fight 42014-11-13 00:00:0011970-01-01 02:18:00Benevides, Brazil
Win6–0Joel SilvaKO (punches)Coalizao Fight Night2014-08-07 00:00:0011970-01-01 03:30:00Belém, Brazil
Win5–0Edvaldo JuniorSubmission (guillotine choke)Jurunense Open Fight MMA 82014-07-03 00:00:0011970-01-01 04:55:00Belém, Brazil
Win4–0Adailton PereiraDecision (unanimous)Lago da Pedra Fight2014-05-01 00:00:0031970-01-01 05:00:00Lago da Pedra, Brazil
Win3–0David Raimundo SilvaSubmission (guillotine choke)Jurunense Open Fight MMA 72014-03-20 00:00:0011970-01-01 00:53:00Belém, Brazil
Win2–0Jonas FerreiraTKO (punches)Amazon Fight 18: Santa Izabel2012-08-11 00:00:0011970-01-01 02:04:00Santa Isabel do Pará, Brazil
Win1–0Aluisio FerreiraSubmission (armbar)Knock Out Combat Icoaraci 32012-02-17 00:00:0011970-01-01 03:02:00Belém, Brazil

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