Deiveson Figueiredo’s year didn’t begin the manner he had hoped.

Paired with Joseph Benavidez in warfare for the vacant flyweight name on February 29 in Norfolk, Virginia, the Brazilian contender misplaced his possibility to say UFC gold in this 12 months’s more day whilst he didn’t make championship weight the morning previous to the contest.

Once they hit the cage, the bout resulted in controversy, as an unintended conflict of heads opened a big gash in Benavidez’ hairline, and his fussing with the blood streaming down the aspect of his face created an possibility to Figueiredo to power domestic a effective proper hand that placed him at the deck and signaled the begin of the completing sequence. Despite the victory, Figueiredo become pressured to go back domestic empty handed.

“For a year that didn’t start very well for me, 2020 turned out to be great,” Figueiredo said on Monday, speaking through a translator.

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