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Deiveson Figueiredo biography Age, Career, Acting, Marital Status and Net Worth
Deiveson Alcantara Figueiredo is a well-known Brazilian professional mixed martial artist. He is currently competing in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the two-time and current UFC Flyweight Champion. Figueiredo is No.8 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of July 11, 2022.
Deiveson Figueiredo Career
Mixed martial arts career
Figueiredo made his professional breakout in February 2012 against a fellow debutante Aluisio Ferreira. He then won the fight by first-round submission. In his following six bouts, he fought in the Para and Maranhao MMA circuits, mostly against debuting fighters, with David Silva and Joel Silva being the notable exceptions. In late 2014, he signed with Jungle Fight and was planned to make his first appearance with the organization at Jungle Fight 75 against Rayner Silva. He won the bout by a second-round TKO.
Figueiredo was then planned to fight Jefte Brilhante during Revelation FC 3, but the fight was later canceled. He was scheduled to face Henrique Souza during Revelation FC 4, but the bout was likewise later canceled. Figueiredo was then scheduled to fight Antonio de Miranda during Jungle Fight 87, after a seventeen-month break from the sport. He beat de Miranda by submission mid-way through the first round. Four months later he fought during Jungle Fight 90, against the undefeated Denis Araujo Oliveira. Figueiredoo defeated Araujo by a second-round TKO.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
He made his promotional debut on June 3, 2017, facing Marco Beltran at UFC 212. Deiveson won the bout by technical knockout by corner stoppage after round two. His following bout came at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida against Jarred Brooks on October 28, 2017. He won the bout through a split decision. On February 3, 2018, he faced Joseph Morales at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Andres. Figueiredo won the bout through a technical knockout in round two. He then faced John Moraga at UFC Fight Night 135, on August 25, 2018. He won the bout via technical knockout 3:08 into the second round.
Figueiredo was expected to challange Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night 143, on Januar 19, 2019. However, the promotion clarified plans indicating that the pairing was off and that he would be rescheduled for a separate event. He then faced Jussier Formiga at UFC Fight Night 148, on March 23, 2019, and lost by unanimous decision, resulting in his first professional loss. Figueiredo challenged Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 240 on July 27, 2019, winning through unanimous decision. The bout earned him the Fight of the Night award. He then faced Tim Elliott at UFC Fight Night 161, on October 12, 2019, winning by submission in the first round.
Deiveson Alcantara Figueiredo is aged 34 as of 2021, having been born on December 18, 1987, in Soure, Para, Brazil. He shares his birthday with famous people including Billie Eilish, Brad Pitt, Sia, Ashley Benson, Katie Holmes, Christina Aguilera, Steven Spielberg, Ray Liotta, Keith Richards, Steve Austin, and Cicely Tyson, among others.
Deiveson Figueiredo Family
Deiveson Alcantara Figueiredo was born to his parents, Silvana Alcantara, and his wife in Soure, Para, a tiny city on the isle of Marajo where buffaloes roam freely. His father was a buffalo herder, who practiced luta marajoara, a local folk wrestling style. He has not shared much information about his family and parents especially his mother with the media.
Deiveson Figueiredo siblings?
Figueiredo was born as the oldest into a family of three children. He has two younger siblings, a sister, and a brother Francisco, a professional mixed martial artist in the UFC.
Deiveson Figueiredo Education
Figueiredo attended high school in Belem, where he began training in Capoeira. He has not shared much information about his academic background and qualifications.
Deiveson Figueiredo Interests
Figueiredo served as a bricklayer, hairdresser, and sushi chef prior to competing in MMA professionally. He is also a fan of Brazilian football teams Botafogo and Paysandu. After a stint at Team Alpha Male, he went back to his native Brazil and founded Team Figueiredo gym in Belem. He was a cowboy, working with his father at an animal farm until he was 13 years old.
Deiveson Figueiredo Spouse
Figueiredo is currently married to his longtime lover and girlfriend, Bruna Moraes. The couple has been happily married for quite some time now and resides in Brazil alongside their two adorable children.
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