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Report: Deiveson Figueiredo takes on Tim Elliott at UFC San Francisco

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Flyweights Deiveson Figueiredo and Tim Elliott are reportedly headed to California in October.

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Deiveson Figueiredo won’t be taking any time to rest after his recent victory. Not even two weeks after his unanimous decision win over Alexandre Pantoja, in which he claimed a “Fight of the Night” bonus, ‘Deus da Guerra’ has already set his sights on a new challenge. According to Combate, the Brazilian will now take on Tim Elliott, in San Francisco.

One of the heaviest hitters in the flyweight division, Figueiredo (16-1) latest win, back on July 26, provided the 31-year-old a strong bounce back from his unanimous decision loss to Jussier Formiga in March. Before the loss, the Brazilian was on a four-fight winning streak in the UFC, with knockout wins over Marco Beltran, Joseph Morales and John Moraga.

Finally back from a year and a half layoff due to a torn ACL, former title challenger Tim Elliott (15-8-1) will try to keep his momentum going, after a December 2017 anaconda choke submission win over Mark De La Rosa in a bantamweight showing. Before the victory, however, Elliott was tapped out himself, when Ben Nguyen caught him in a rear-naked choke back in June 2017 for a submission loss.

Figueiredo vs. Elliott is expected to take place at UFC Fight Night 161, on October 12, in San Francisco, California. Although not confirmed, a strawweight bout between former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and contender Michelle Waterson is rumored to be the card’s headliner.