The black belt in Bjj and judo Jussier Formiga da Silva entered this fight with a record of 22-5-0 (45% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) and he is ranked as the No.3 flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Henry Cejudo). He lost to Ray Borg in 2017 (Formiga vs Borg) but then he has won three fights beating Ben Nguyen (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Ben Nguyen) and Sergio Pettis in 2018 (Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Sergio Pettis).
His opponent, the undefeated Deiveson Figueiredo, has a perfect mma record of 15-0-0 (87% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. ‘Daico’ Figueiredo fought twice last year defeating Joseph Morales (Deiveson Figueiredo vs Joseph Morales) and John Moraga (John Moraga vs Deiveson Figueiredo). Formiga vs Figueiredo is on the undercard of Stephen Thompson vs Anthony Pettis – UFC Fight Night 148 (UFC on ESPN+ 6). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 148: Thompson vs. Pettis
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
Formiga’s previous fight: Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Sergio Pettis
Figueiredo’s previous fight: John Moraga vs Deiveson Figueiredo
Formiga’s next fight: Jussier Formiga da Silva vs Joseph Benavidez 2
Formiga vs Figueiredo Fight Video:
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