The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to book more flyweight fights, as Deiveson Figueiredo will take on Tim Elliott on Oct. 12.
The news was first reported by Combate. The Oct. 12 card is rumored to take place in San Francisco at the Chase Center. It will be headlined by a strawweight bout between Joanna Jedrzejczyk taking on Michelle Waterson.
Figueiredo (16-1) is coming off of a “Fight of the Night performance’ at UFC 240, where he beat Alexandre Pantoja by unanimous decision. Before that, the Brazilian suffered his first career defeat, as he lost by decision to Jussier da Silva at UFC Nashville. The 31-year-old is 4-1 inside the Octagon and is ranked sixth in the division in Sherdog.com’s rankings.
Elliott, meanwhile, will return to the Octagon after almost two years off. The 32-year-old last fought at UFC 219 in December of 2017, whern he beat Mark De La Rosa by submission. He is 4-6 inside the Octagon over the course of two promotional stints. He challenged for flyweight gold after winning “The Ultimate Fighter 24,” but he lost a decision to then champion Demetrious Johnson at the “TUF 24” finale in December 2016.