Deiveson Figueiredo sustains a nose fracture, but his eye is not damaged in UFC loss


RIO DE JANEIRO — Deiveson Figueiredo fractured his nose during his fourth clash with Brandon Moreno at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jan. 21.

Figueiredo stated in his post-fight interview that he was concerned about his eyesight immediately following the stoppage by the doctor. He said he hoped “still have an eye” and that he is now fine. Figueiredo was concerned about the final punch after Moreno had connected with a hard punch near Figueiredo.

Multiple replays proved it was a clear shot and Figueiredo soon suffered from a severe cut and swelling. The ringside doctor had to call an end of the fight at the third round.

The former flyweight champion was transported to a local hospital immediately after the fight and exams showed he has suffered a minor nose fracture that will keep him sidelined for some time, members of his team told MMA Fighting on Sunday.

“His coach Maizena said that he had a minor nose fracture but his eye is healthy.

“Deus da Guerra” met Moreno in a title unification bout after going 1-1-1 versus the Mexican talent in previous encounters.

Figueiredo announced on his in-cage post-fight interview that he will be moving up to bantamweight next after another excruciating cut to 125 pounds. Figueiredo went 9-1 at flyweight prior to his four bouts with Moreno.