Emaciated Or Shredded? Figgy Shows Off Fight Week Physique

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It’s no secret that UFC Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo cuts a lot of weight. The Brazilian may stand at a fairly average for the division 5’5”, but he’s packed with muscles from head-to-toe. Of course, all that power comes in handy when knocking foes senseless, but it comes at a cost.

In the video above, Figueiredo is clearly well into his weight cut 48 hours prior to his UFC 283 weigh-in, which takes place Friday morning (Jan. 20, 2023). Based on his vascular appearance, the champion appears to already have been shedding water weight, a process which doesn’t usually begin until closer to the official scale check.

It’s hard to imagine him getting much leaner.

The Flyweight cut has been a consistent issue for “Daico.” At one point, a weight miss cost him the title, as he was ineligible to win the belt when he first fought Joseph Benavidez. Though he’s since made weight for each of his title fights, Figueiredo does blame a bad cut for his loss to Brandon Moreno at UFC 263.

Given how razor close the previous three fights between Moreno and Figueiredo have been, a shaky weight cut could easily be the deciding factor this weekend as well. The two will collide for a fourth time on Saturday night (Jan. 21, 2023), and the outcome will dictate the future of the Flyweight division.

It also could send the 35-year-old “God of War” to Bantamweight.


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