The black belt in Bjj Deiveson Figueiredo entered this fight with a professional record of 16-1-0 (81% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Joseph Benavidez). He suffered his only loss when he faced Jussier Formiga da Silva in March (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Deiveson Figueiredo), after this bout he has beat Alexandre Pantoja (Alexandre Pantoja vs Deiveson Figueiredo).
His opponent, Tim Elliott, has a mma record of 15-8-1 (60% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since December 30, 2017 when he defeated Mark De La Rosa; before this bout he had lost to Ben Nguyen (Tim Elliott vs Ben Nguyen). Figueiredo vs Elliott is on the undercard of Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Michelle Waterson – UFC Fight Night 161 (UFC on ESPN+ 19). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 161: Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson
Where: Amalie Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
UFC Fight Night 161 fight card (main fights):
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Michelle Waterson
Cub Swanson vs Kron Gracie
Mackenzie Dern vs Amanda Ribas
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Tim Elliott
Figueiredo’s previous fight: Alexandre Pantoja vs Deiveson Figueiredo
Elliott’s next fight: Askar Askarov vs Tim Elliott
Figueiredo’s next fight: Joseph Benavidez vs Deiveson Figueiredo
Figueiredo vs Elliott Fight Video:
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