Brazilian mixed martial artist Deiveson Alcántara Figueiredo competes professionally. He is the two-time and current UFC Flyweight Champion and competes in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is ranked #9 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of August 2022.
Deiveson Figueiredo Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $2 million|
|Full Name Deiveson Alcântara Figueiredo|
|Birth Date December 18, 1987|
|Age 34 Years|
|Birthplace Soure, Pará, Brazil|
|Profession Mixed Martial Artist|
|Wife Bruna Moraes|
Deiveson Figueiredo Early Life
Figueiredo was born on December 18, 1987, in the Brazilian city of Soure, Pará, which is located on the island of Marajó and is home to wild buffaloes. The local folk wrestling style known as luta marajoara was practiced by his father, a buffalo herder. Francisco, Deiveson’s younger brother is a professional mixed martial artist who competes for the UFC. He was a cowboy who, up until the age of thirteen, worked on an animal farm with his father. He started wrestling around the age of nine, just like his father. He relocated to Belém to finish high school and began capoeira training. When he was sixteen years old and first met Iuri “Marajó” Alcântara, he began training in MMA.
Deiveson Figueiredo Career Beginnings
Figueiredo made his professional debut in February 2012 against Aluisio Ferreira, who was also making his debut. By way of first-round submission, he prevailed. With David Silva and Joel Silva being the notable exceptions, Figueiredo competed in his following six fights on the Pará and Maranho MMA circuits, largely against fighters making their professional debuts. Figueiredo was set to return to the ring at Jungle Fight 87 after a seventeen-month absence and faced Antônio de Miranda.
Deiveson Figueiredo Career
On June 3, 2017, at UFC 212, Figueiredo made his professional debut against Marco Beltran. After round two, the fight was stopped in the corners by technical knockout. On October 28, 2017, at UFC Fight Night, he faced off against Jarred Brooks in Brunson vs. Machida. On February 29, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 169, Figueiredo competed against Joseph Benavidez for the vacant UFC Flyweight Championship. Figueiredo fought Brandon Moreno in UFC 256 after successfully defending his title at UFC 255. At 21 days, this was the quickest championship turnaround in UFC history. A majority draw was declared in the fight following five rounds of back-and-forth battling. Referee Jason Herzog deducted a point from Figueiredo in the third round for delivering a low hit.
Deiveson Figueiredo Wife
The Brazilian fighter, Deiveson has a child with Bruna Moraes, his longtime girlfriend, and they are married.
Deiveson Figueiredo Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Deiveson Figueiredo is $2 million as of 2022. Like every MMA fighter, the 34-year-old is paid just after a battle, every month. He was paid $22,500 for his debut fight with the promotion, which he won. As his winning run continued, the payouts started rising. When Figueiredo defeated Alexandre Pantoja, he received his first six-figure payout of $101,000. He won $125,000 and $230,000 in his two fights with Joseph Benavidez, respectively. Figueiredo received $310,000 for defeating Alex Perez in his second-to-last contest.
Deiveson Figueiredo Height and Weight