Deiveson Figueiredo undergoes surgery for broken orbital, nose following UFC 283 loss


Deiveson Tuesday Figueiredo underwent surgery to repair injuries sustained during his UFC 283 loss to Brandon Moreno. 21. The procedure was deemed a success by the doctors, Figueiredo’s coach “Maizena” confirmed to MMA Fighting.

The former UFC flyweight champion suffered fractures to the orbital bone and nose during his fourth clash with Moreno in Rio de Janeiro, when he lost via doctor stoppage. According to Maizena, Figueiredo will “slowly” resume training within a month.

“Deus Da Guerra” declared after the fight that he will be moving up to bantamweight to escape the severe cuts to 125 pound.

“Unfortunately, it’s now time to move on from this division,” Figueiredo stated in his post-fight interview at UFC 283. “Congratulations to Brandon but I’m moving up. Brandon was the one who won. It was an eye poke, I thought. I hope I don’t have any lasting problems with my eyes. This weight is too much for me, so I am moving up .”