Deiveson Figueiredo is the current Flyweight champion in the UFC and is also one of the best fighters in the division’s history. However, the Flyweight champion has a unique nickname in the form of “Deus Da Guerra“. Most of his fans have this one question regarding the significance and meaning behind this nickname. This nickname has a significant meaning in Portuguese as Deus stands for ‘God’, Da means ‘gives’ and Guerra translates to ‘War’. It can also be translated as ‘God of War’ in short.
Figueiredo uses this nickname because of the love that he has for this game known as God Of War. He also rocks a red streak across his head which is identical to the one that Kratos has on the game.
It’s needless to say that the UFC flyweight champion, Deiveson Figueiredo shares some similarities with God of War’s character Kratos. Just as Kratos, Figueiredo has insane knockout power in his hands and one of the most destructive fighters in the current UFC roster.
The Journey of the Brazilian Sensation in the UFC
Deiveson Figueiredo made his debut at the UFC in 2017 when he faced off against Marco Beltran at UFC 212. The Brazilian impressed everyone in his first fight as he knocked out his opponent in the second round of the contest.
He has only suffered one loss in his UFC career which was against Jussier Formiga. Since that defeat, Deus Da Guerra has dominated this division and put the world on notice. However, he faced various ups and downs on his road to success. Deiveson Figueiredo had a great opportunity to win the vacant Flyweight title against Joseph Benavidez but he wasn’t eligible because he missed the weight limit. As a result, even though he won the fight he wasn’t crowned as the UFC Flyweight champion. During this period he suffered from kidney and stomach pain. However, he fought against Benavidez for the vacant title again and won via submission to become the UFC Flyweight champion in July 2020.
Deiveson Figueiredo then defended his title for the first time against Alex Perez by stopping him via submission in the first round of the fight. He later faced Brandon Moreno within the next 21 days at UFC 256. This fight turned out to be an epic battle between the two individuals and ended in a controversial draw after five rounds.
Accomplishments and Fighting Style of Deiveson Figueiredo
Deiveson Figueiredo is one of the most lethal fighters in the UFC. This is because he is one of the few people to possess amazing knockout power as well as deadly submission skills. To prove this fact his record speaks for itself as he has 4 wins via knockout and 3 wins by submission in his 11 fights in the UFC. Moreover, Deus Da Guerra is a well-rounded fighter who can take the fight to the ground or stand up and strike against his opponents as per the requirement of the situation. The Brazilian is also good at defending himself while in danger as he has a very good takedown defense and striking defense percentage. As a result, there are very few fighters that possess such skills in the octagon.
In his four years with the UFC, the Brazilian has racked up many accomplishments to his name. Deus Da Guerra has 7 finishes which are the most in the Flyweight Division. He was awarded as the best fighter of the UFC in 2020. Deiveson Figueiredo also holds the record for the fastest win in the flyweight division via submission (1:57) vs (Alex Perez). The Brazilian has also won the fight of the night twice. The latest being his fight against Brandon Moreno at UFC 256.
However, Deiveson Figueiredo will want to finish this fight early and win the performance bonus when he takes on Brandon Moreno on 12th June at UFC 263. But fans will hope that this rematch turns into yet another slugfest.