The UFC is adding the younger brother of reigning flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo to its roster.
Francisco Nazareno Figueiredo Junior has signed a contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion, according to a report from MMAFighting.com. Deiveson later confirmed the news on his social media.
Figueiredo’s manager, Wallid Ismael, told MMAFighting that the bantamweight is targeting early next year for his Octagon debut at one of the UFC’s “Fight Island” events.
Francisco Figueiredo is a former interim champion with the Brazi-based Jungle Fights promotion. The 31-year-old has compiled an 11-3-1 mark with one no contest over the course of a professional tenure that began in 2009. He has finished all but one of his victories inside the distance.
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