Who Is Flyweight Sensation Deiveson Figueiredo’s Brother Francisco Figueiredo?

Published 07/17/2021, 10:49 AM EDT


Francisco Figueiredo is all set to face Malcolm Gordon at the UFC Vegas 31 event. The fighter is coming into the event on the back of an impressive victory over Jerom Rivera at UFC Fight Island. Francisco Figueiredo is the brother of former UFC Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo.

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‘Sniper’ put up an impressive performance in his UFC debut as he defeated Rivera via a unanimous decision. The fight was very entertaining to watch as, while Rivera got almost double the strikes of Figueiredo, ‘Sniper’ got in 4 takedowns.

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After the fight, Figueiredo had talked about how he wanted to finish Rivera early. He said, ” I expected to knock him out. But I felt a little gassed in the first round. I don’t know if it was the grappling or takedowns. After that, I said, I was going to fight smart and just get this victory, then come back stronger.”  

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Figueiredo was very happy to get the victory and talked about giving a better performance next time around. He said, “I’m very happy to finally have my first fight in the UFC. It didn’t go the way I wanted, but it was a victory. You’re going to see me the next time. I look forward to coming back and showing who is Francisco Figueiredo.”

Francisco Figueiredo wants to silence critics after brother Deiveson Figueiredo lost his title

Deiveson Figueiredo lost his UFC title to Brandon Moreno at the UFC 263 event. ‘Daico’ performed admirably well, however, lost via a 3rd round submission. After the fight, few people went on to criticize Figueiredo and his brother was certainly not happy with that.

He said, ” I was very motivated by that, I saw so many people talking crap. My brother was coming off several wins, fantastic fights, and he lost once and he’s not good anymore? Many people talking sh*t.”

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Sniper’ is very motivated to show everyone how good he and his brother are. The fighter is very confident in his brother’s ability and is confident he will win back the title soon.

However, there is yet no news of a fight for Deiveson Figueiredo. Meanwhile, ‘Sniper’ will enter the Octagon at UFC Vegas 31, and will expect to get a 2nd straight victory.

What do you think, Will Francisco Figueiredo, win his 2nd UFC fight against Malcolm Gordon? Let us know in the comments below.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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