BREAKING: Deiveson Figueiredo Hospitalized After UFC 256

Published 12/13/2020, 5:30 AM EST


Deiveson Figueiredo got into an absolute war against challenger Brandon Moreno at UFC 256 main event. The two fighters were involved in one of the most entertaining fights in a long time.

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In the third-round, Figueiredo got a point deducted due to a low blow. That proved to be a deciding factor, and the judges declared the fight a majority draw. However, after the event UFC President, Dana White told the press that the champion had to be hospitalized.

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White also revealed that Figueiredo was in a hospital on Friday. Considering the brawl that ‘Deus da Guerra’ engaged in for 25 minutes, this news came as a shocker.

Whether Figueiredo had to be hospitalized on Friday due to issues related to his weight cut remains unknown. The UFC president didn’t shed any light on that.

Deiveson Figueiredo Vs Brandon Moreno was a Fight Of The Year candidate

The flyweight championship bout was no doubt a candidate for fight of the year status. It provided a fitting end to the PPV calendar for the year 2020.

Moreno and Figueiredo both were close to finishing each other at certain points. At one point, Figueiredo accidentally landed an almighty low blow and lost a point for the same. Regardless of that, the fight was an absolute barn burner.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil and Brandon Moreno of Mexico face off during the UFC 256 weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 11, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC president Dana White also confirmed that there will be a rematch next inline between the two top flyweights. That means fans are in for another treat from the two fighters. Needless to say, the main event was given the Fight Of The Night award.

The fact that Figueiredo was hospitalized a day before the fight makes his performance even more impressive. The champion showed the heart of a true warrior and left it all in the octagon. Despite not securing the win, he created UFC history as he defended his belt twice in less than a month.

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On a record-breaking night, Figueiredo and Moreno stood out above the rest. Do you think it was the best fight in UFC history?

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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