Hot Tweets: Deiveson Figueiredo, Anderson Silva, and Fight Circus

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Last weekend, the UFC’s newest champion kicked off his title reign in style with a first-round submission over Alex Perez. But while one champion is just starting to build their legacy, one of the all-time great champions is being met with the harsh reality that his legacy may be over. So […]

UFC Signs Francisco Figueiredo, Brother of Flyweight Champ Deiveson Figueiredo

The UFC is adding the younger brother of reigning flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo to its roster. View full post on Recent News on

UFC signs Francisco Figueiredo, brother of flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo

The Figueiredo family has another member on the UFC roster after the company inked a deal with Brazilian bantamweight Francisco Figueiredo, his manager Wallid Ismail announced on social media. “Sniper” Figueiredo, brother of 125-pound champion Deiveson Figueiredo and a former interim Jungle Fight bantamweight titleholder, is expected to make his octagon debut on one of […]

Video: Dana White Gives Deiveson Figueiredo Bag of Cash After UFC 255 Bonus Snub

Deiveson Figueiredo was feeling a little left out when bonuses were announced at the conclusion of UFC 255. View full post on Recent News on

Video: Dana White gives Deiveson Figueiredo bonus after UFC 255 snub

Deiveson Figueiredo | @redcachenet, Twitter Saturday was a triumphant night for Deiveson Figueiredo, but something was definitely missing. The Brazilian star’s first UFC flyweight title defense couldn’t have gone better. In his first pay-per-view headliner, Figueiredo needed less than two minutes to secure a fight-ending guillotine choke against challenger Alex Perez. Normally a fast finish […]

Brandon Moreno details making of Deiveson Figueiredo title fight hours after UFC 255

Brandon Moreno’s first UFC title fight was made under unprecedented conditions. Moreno got the call to fight flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo hours after they competed and won their respective bouts this past Saturday night at UFC 255 in Las Vegas. Moreno (18-5-1 MMA, 6-0-1 UFC) stopped Brandon Royval by first-round TKO, while Figueiredo (20-1 MMA, […]

Deiveson Figueiredo opens as sizable favorite over Brandon Moreno ahead of UFC 256 title fight

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo will once again find himself as a sizable betting favorite as he seeks to defend his title for the second time inside 30 days while facing Brandon Moreno in December. Heading into his recent fight at UFC 255, Figueiredo was over a 2-to-1 favorite to defeat […]

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Nov. 24: Deiveson Figueiredo climbs P4P list

With his first title defense under his belt, Deiveson Figueiredo is making moves. Figueiredo, the reigning UFC flyweight champion, looked impressive this past Saturday at UFC 255, where he defeated Alex Perez by first-round submission. That result was good enough have him climb two spots in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie pound-for-pound rankings, moving […]

UFC 255 Aftermath: In Deiveson Figueiredo, the UFC finally has the kind of flyweight champion they’ve always wanted

Deiveson Figueiredo | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Last night, at UFC 255, Deiveson Figueiredo made the first defense of his flyweight title, submitting No. 4-ranked contender Alex Perez with a guillotine choke in the first round. It was an outstanding performance from the champion and the near flawlessness of it has allowed the UFC to […]

5 biggest takeaways from UFC 255: Deiveson Figueiredo’s quick turn, Mike Perry’s future, more

What mattered most at UFC 255 in Las Vegas? Here are a few post-fight musings … View full post on MMA Junkie

Deiveson Figueiredo Plans to ‘Destroy’ Brandon Moreno, Not Worried About Weight Cut

One title defense into his championship reign, Deiveson Figueiredo is already emerging as an extremely confident flyweight king. View full post on Recent News on

Deiveson Figueiredo Plans to ‘Destroy’ Brandon Moreno, Not Worried About Making Weight Again

One title defense into his championship reign, Deiveson Figueiredo is already emerging as an extremely confident flyweight king. View full post on Recent News on

UFC 255 post-event facts: Champs Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko crafting legacies

The UFC’s penultimate pay-per-view of 2020 went down Saturday with UFC 255, which took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Two championship fights headlined the card, and the belts stayed put in both. The main event saw flyweight titleholder Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) tap out Alex Perez (23-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in […]

Alex Perez issues statement on submission loss to champ Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 255

Alex Perez came up short Saturday night, but said he’s already moving on. The UFC flyweight contender was submitted with a guillotine choke in his attempt to dethrone champion Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the UFC 255 main event in Las Vegas. Perez (23-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) pushed the action early, but the […]

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno targeted for UFC 256

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images It didn’t take long for flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo to likely book his next title defense after agreeing to face Brandon Moreno at UFC 256 on Dec. 12. Multiple sources close to the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting that verbal agreements are in place from both fighters […]

Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko Retain Flyweight Championships Atop UFC 255

Deiveson Figueiredo’s otherworldly squeeze was a mountain too high for Alex Perez. View full post on Recent News on

Deiveson Figueiredo angry about bonus snub, but vows to ‘destroy’ Brandon Moreno

LAS VEGAS – Devision Figueiredo sure thought he deserved a “Performance of the Night” bonus after submitting Alex Perez in under two minutes on Saturday in the main event of UFC 255. So when UFC president Dana White said he wanted Figueiredo (24-6 MMA, 6-2 UFC)  to stick around in Vegas and fight Brandon Moreno […]

UFC 255: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez odds, picks and prediction

(Editor’s note: This post originally published at Sportsbook Wire, part of the USA TODAY Network.) In a flyweight title main event, champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Alex Perez meet at UFC 255 Saturday at the UFC’s APEX facility in Las Vegas. The early prelims kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPN+, followed by the prelims at 8 p.m. […]

Demetrious Johnson can see Deiveson Figueiredo as champ ‘for a very long time,’ intrigued by fight with Henry Cejudo

ONE Championship If anyone knows about being a UFC flyweight champion, it’s Demetrious Johnson. After all, for nearly six years, he was the promotion’s only 125-pound title holder. Johnson was part of a historic trade in October 2018 that sent him to ONE Championship for Ben Askren after losing the title to Henry Cejudo via […]

Fight Game on the ‘Gram: Deiveson Figueiredo’s best posts before UFC 255

Social media is part of life in the fight game for most fighters. Many of them turn to Instagram to keep their fans and followers informed and entertained since (for now) its reputation is less vitriolic than some of its contemporaries. Ahead of his fight against Alex Perez (24-5 MMA, 6-1 UFC), check out some […]

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