Deiveson Figueiredo is one of the most inspiring fighters in the UFC. To get the promotion, the Brazilian had to overcome significant obstacles. Figueiredo has held various positions in the past. Before becoming a martial artist, he worked as a bricklayer, sushi chef and hairdresser.
He grew up in the small Brazilian town of Source. Figueiredo worked as a cowboy with his father until he was thirteen. He then moved to Belém to study capoeira. He didn’t start training MMA until he was sixteen.
Deiveson Figueiredo started competing in the provincial circuit of Brazil. Prior to joining the UFC, he had an 11-0 unbeaten record. He was currently ranked No. 9 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings in 2021.
His first fight with the company was in his home country of Brazil. Figueiredo won his debut by defeating Marco Beltrán. Before losing to Jussier Formiga, ‘Daico’ won their next three matches. In his next fight, he defeated Alexandre Pantoja by unanimous decision. He then defeated Tim Elliott to earn a title shot.
On February 29, 2020, Deiveson Figueiredo fought Joseph Benavidez for the vacant flyweight championship. Figueiredo won the fight, but he couldn’t win the title because he was underweight. There was also a backlash for an unintended headbutt.
Despite this, the two faced off again in July 2020. Figueiredo used a rear choke to put Benavidez to sleep this time. He then beat Alex Perez before drawing with Brandon Moreno. In his UFC career, he has a record of 9-1-1.
Once the cage door is closed, Figueiredo wastes no time. He throws caution to the wind and sets his sights on price. Every strike he lands is meant to hurt his opponents. He will frequently eat a few hits to land a few. Additionally, he has knockout power in his fists.
His striking ability is not his only asset. Figueiredo, who holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, is a dangerous opponent on the court. He can submit to his opponent in different ways.
In his MMA career, he has a perfect record of 20-1-1. He also received the Fight of the Night bonus against Alexandre Pantoja and the Performance of the Night bonus against Joseph Benavidez and Brandon Moreno. Additionally, he is the current UFC flyweight champion.
Net Worth and Salary 2021
According to The Sports Daily, Figueiredo earned around $1,174,500 during his UFC career. He earned around a quarter of a million dollars for his second fight with Joseph Benavidez.
|Nicknames||Daico, Deus da Guerra (god of war)|
|Not||December 18, 1987|
|Gym||Alpha Male Team (2018-2020) Figueiredo Team|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches|
|Weight/Division||124.5 pounds (flyweight)|
|Active Win Streak||5|
|Wins by stoppages||17 (9 KO/TKO, 8 Submissions)|
|Net value||N / A|
|Children||N / A|
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