Deiveson Figueiredo is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC. He is the former UFC Flyweight Champion and is known for his powerful striking and grappling skills.
As for his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills, Figueiredo is a black belt in BJJ and has showcased his proficiency in the art in many of his bouts.
He has won several by submission, including a guillotine in his UFC debut and a RNC in his title bout against Joseph Benavidez. Additionally, Figueiredo’s grappling skills were on display in his first against Brandon Moreno, where he landed multiple takedowns and attempted various submissions.
Overall, Figueiredo’s BJJ skills are considered to be very good and have played a significant role in his success as a mixed martial artist.
Figueiredo recently gave back to the BJJ community in Brazil and took part in a charity event featuring many disabled athletes including visually impaired competitor. Figueiredo took on the challenge and competed blindfolded to even the playing field. He wrote of the experience:
One of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had in sport, inclusiveness and love for equality. Thank you @dionevalquiria today I learned a lot from you warrior.”
He later added:
“Through this photo I want to thank everyone involved for yesterday’s event. Each one who hugged me when leaving tatame. It was very special to see so many men and women who despite some physical adversity are examples of dedication.
God bless you all, know that I’m a fan of each and every one of you.”
Del Hewlett is a beats writer who has made a name for himself in the world of combat sports journalism. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thanks to his family’s constant traveling he has been immersed in the world of BJJ since he was a child.
After studying journalism at university, Jackson started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper, covering everything from soccer to MMA. However, his passion for BJJ soon led him to start writing about the sport exclusively, and he quickly gained a reputation for his insightful and well-researched articles.