Deiveson Figueiredo’s Losses in MMA

Published 01/21/2023, 5:00 PM EST

One of the most dangerous fighters walking the canvas of the UFC octagon today is the reigning flyweight champion, Deiveson Figueiredo. The Brazilian currently stands at the top in the Men’s Flyweight ranking and 10th on the pound-for-pound list in the UFC. Apart from a number of accolades, Figueiredo was named the ‘Fighter of The Year’ in 2020. Despite the fact that the 35-year-old isn’t the biggest with his frame, he sure is a force to reckon with, given the brute force he brings along in his battle. There’s a reason he’s given the moniker, ‘God of War’. And he truly deserves it. It is indeed commendable to witness what he’s done in his MMA career and the way he fights. It’s not of everyone’s caliber to stand their ground against Deiveson Figueiredo, hence there is such a vast gap in his win-loss ratio. But it isn’t zero.

There have been two such opponents who were successful in denying Figueiredo victory and leaving a blemish on his illustrious record. Here we take a look at the awe-inspiring trajectory of the ‘God of War’ who has suffered only a little scrape of two defeats.

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Deiveson Figueiredo’s MMA record and career highlights

The surging Brazilian holds one of the most impressive records in the promotion, being 21-2-1 at present. What makes Figueiredo stand out is the fact that he’s won 11 of the 21 fights he’s fought within the opening round itself. Moreover, the majority of his wins (9) have come from knockouts, followed by submissions (8). Speaking of his tenure in the UFC, the ‘God of War’ has competed 13 times in the promotion so far, winning 10 of them.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 21: Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil celebrates his submission victory over Alex Perez in their flyweight championship bout during the UFC 255 event at UFC APEX on November 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The 35-year-old has had 2 upsets in his career so far. However, if we focus on the shining moments, his losses become absolutely less noticeable. Here we present some of the best moments of Deiveson Figueiredo‘s career.

Joseph Morales uppercut – The 3rd UFC bout of the Brazilian in 2018 called for one of the best finishes of the year. Figueiredo landed a blazing uppercut on Joseph Morales followed by 6 devastating punches and walked away with the victory in the second round.

Reversed takedown on Tim Elliott – In this 2019 bout, the ‘God of War’ put forth an exemplary display of his speed and power. Figueiredo reversed the table on Elliott mid-takedown; locked him in a guillotine choke, and ended the matter within seconds after that.

The power punch on Joseph Benavidez – The Fight Night actioner between Figueiredo and Benavidez favored the former in the second round. The Brazilian landed a solid blow on the latter that took him down for good. After that, it only took a few light blows to seal the victory.

Hence, the current Flyweight champion has painted a pretty picture in his MMA tenure so far. But two fighters prevented it from perfection.

Deiveson Figueiredo’s losses in MMA

Interestingly, the stain of two losses he carries comes from his fight in the UFC, too. But again, losses are the part and parcel of being in the fight business. It wasn’t until his 16th MMA fight and 5th in UFC that the ‘God of War’ faced a defeat. Jussier Formiga came in strong and served him his first-ever loss in their 2019 bout.

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Then again, the Brazilian went on a good 5 match-winning streak, until he faced Brandon Moreno. Their first encounter resulted in a draw. But in their second go, when Moreno submitted Figueiredo in the third round and took home the Flyweight title.

Those are the only 2 upsets Deiveson Figueiredo has in his name so far. Having said that, the ‘God of War’ is set for his fourth encounter with ‘The Assassin Baby’ at UFC 283. The two share quite an interesting dynamic. Both have one loss each and a draw, making this one a decisive outing. Moreover, this is their fourth consecutive fight, too. Something that is rare to witness.

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Who do you think will prove their dominance in this fight? Deiveson Figueiredo or Brandon Moreno? Let us know in the comments below.

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Mayur Soni

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Mayur Soni is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. His interest in the UFC heightened when he first saw his favorite fighter Conor McGregor knockout Jose Aldo in mere 13 seconds, in 2015. He thus got hooked on the sport.

Edited By: Vineet Nandwana

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