Fortunately given the opportunity to compete for the second Flyweight belt, now the only obstacle for Deiveson Figueiredo is the evil COVID-19 virus.
Scheduled for the Flyweight belt at the UFC reunion on July 18 at UFC’s Fight Island, bad news came to Brazilian boxer Deiveson Figueiredo
First medical examination results before Figueiredo moved to Duel Island showed that he was positive for COVID-19. Boxers born in 1987 are at risk of 2nd time not touching the championship belt.
However, luckily, during the 2nd test, Deiveson Figueiredo gave negative results. According to information from the management of the 32-year-old boxer, this could be a sequel from the COVID-19 infection two months ago.
Deiveson Figueiredo is temporarily negative with coronavirus in the last inspection
Even so, to be able to reach the upper house on July 18, Figueiredo still needs to pass two required rounds of COVID-19 when it arrives on the Island of Fighting this weekend. If successful, his title battle will proceed as planned, otherwise, Alexandre Pantoja will be the replacement if Figueiredo re-positive for the evil virus.
At the end of February, Figueiredo defeated TKO Joseph Benavidez in the second half in the Flyweight belt match. However, by exceeding the standard weight of 125lbs makes Brazilian boxers unable to win the championship.
Defeating TKO Joseph Benavidez but Figueiredo still could not win the belt due to overweight
With the second chance, surely, the COVID-19 test with successful weight loss is the goal that “God of War” needs to overcome in order to play as intended.
Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez are expected to lead the UFC Fight Night 172 event on July 18 (July 19 according to Vietnam time). This is the third event in a series of 4 nights of UFC competition on Fight Island of UFC in July.