Figueredo is undoubtedly one of the dominant champions of the UFC, but it remains to be seen whether he can surpass Interim John Onson as the largest flying weight in UFC history. He still has some way to go to achieve that, but it is definitely possible for him to do so in the future.
In that post, here are three things Deiveson Figueiredo could have done to outperform Demetrius John Onson as the UFC Flying Weightlifter.
# 1 Deiveson Figueredo must continue to finish off rivals
Given that he was able to finish his seven opponents in the UFC flying weight class, it seems strange to remember that Demetrius John Onson was often called a boring fighter. But that was certainly the criticism leveled at the Mighty Mook during his UFC Flying Weightlifting Championships.
John Onson has always been a virtuoso fighter. But despite his ending, his style inside the octagon, from hard shots և to points, meant he was not always a fan favorite among UFC fans.
Deiveson Figueiredo, meanwhile, is already gaining popularity as a fan due to its wild octagonal style. God of War has defeated seven of his fly weight opponents in the UFC. While John Onson took 14 fights to reach that point, Figueiredo has already done so three times less.
Moreover, Figueiredo finished in the first round with three of its rivals. John Onson achieved that achievement only twice, leaving with Tim Elliott, who sent Figuiredo in just three minutes.
Given the same, Figueiredo could replace Johnson as the UFC’s flying weight GOAT if he can continue to beat his rivals.
It is debatable that the Brazilian already has a reputation for more interesting fights than John Onson has ever had. But pulling his opponents out of the octagon before the last signal will definitely help.
# 2 Deiveson Figueiredo must defend his UFC fly title more than 11 times
Despite his reputation as an occasional boring fighter, Demetrius John Onson will undoubtedly fall as one of the greatest UFC champions of all time. That’s because the Mighty Mouse was somehow able to retain its UFC flying weight title for a total of six years, defending 11 successful titles.
No other UFC fighter. Even St. Pierre, Jon on ones ons or Anderson Silva – boasts a comparable record when it comes to defending his UFC title.
Although Son Onson’s detractors assumed that many of these defenses were coming from less stellar opponents, the warrior could only overcome the enemy in front of them.
Naturally, in that case, Deiveson Figueiredo was able to cement itself as the UFC Flight Weight before GOAT, breaking the վերջին’s record, defending its UFC Flight Weight crown more than 11 times.
Is such a feat possible? This will certainly not be easy, especially given that God of War is now 33 years old, seven years older than John Onson when his title reign began.
But then again, at the rate at which Deiveson Figueiredo is struggling, breaking that record is not out of the question. After all, the Brazilian has fought four times in 2020, and more than once he has won two successful defenses on his behalf.
Whether Figueredo can retain his title as long as John Onson, whether he can combine as many title defenders remains in question. But even if he did approach that point, it would be arguable that he was a flying UFC weightlifter.
# 3 Deiveson Figueiredo must tempt Henry Sejudo to fight him in the UFC.
The sad thing about Deiveson Figueiredo becoming UFC fly champion is that he did not beat the man to retain the title of former UFC boxing champion. Henry Sejudo,
Cejudo Demetrius son Onson, a well-known figure in UFC 227, claimed the title of UFC fly champion, it turned out in the last fight of John Onson in the eighties. But after defeating TJ Dillashaw in his first title defense, Triple C then 135 moved 135 135, beating Marlon Moraes for the UFC Main Weight title, becoming the only parallel UFC doubles champion in the process.
Cejudo would never again defend its UFC flying weight crown, instead abandoning it in early 2020, a few months before retiring. And that means that while a few fans have talked about the fight between the two, Deiveson Figueiredo has almost certainly an unfinished business with a man he never beat to claim his title.
After a year on the shelf, Sejudo never really confirmed that he could not return to the UFC in any way. So it remains to be seen whether Deiveson Figueiredo somehow finds a way to seduce Cejudo octagon. That could happen if the Brazilian continues to dominate his rivals by 125 pounds.
If Cejudo returns, և Deiveson Figueiredo beats him, beats the Man with the Mighty Mouse, it will be hard not to see the God of War as the flying weight of the UFC.
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