UFC: Figueiredo out for six months after Brandon Moreno knockout

Deiveson Figueiredo faces six months and possibly facial surgery as a result of his knockout at the hands of Brandon Moreno at UFC 283.

The UFC 283 co-main event fight in which Moreno regained the UFC flyweight world championship after defeating Figueiredo by technical knockout at the end of the third round left the Brazilian with a disfigured face. Now, he faces a long road to recovery before he gets back in the octagon.

Last Saturday at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro the Mexican inflicted damage to the Brazilian’s eye and nose with a tremendous left-hand punch. After the defeat the first thing he did was to issue a statement to inform his fans that he was fine.

“A warrior never gives up, because no one will hit him harder than life!!!!! Thanks to all the fathers, mothers, grandmothers and families who were in the arena AND SCREAMED MY NAME, it was chilling,” posted Figueiredo.

Figueiredo will have to stop for six months

The Brazilian UFC fighter underwent medical tests to determine the severity of his sinking nasal bones, with the result being he will likely have to undergo surgery.

“After evaluation and completion of the CT scan in Belem, they found a fracture with sinking of the nasal bones and large edema in the adjacent muscular-adipose planes, subconjunctival and intraocular hemorrhage (hyphema) of the right eye,” reads the statement from the Porto Dias Hospital.

Figueiredo is active on his Instagram account and in one of his stories he let fans know how he is doing with his face and that he will have to continue under observation. Although the statement also adds that the recommendation will be the operating room and that he will be out for at least six months.

“It is likely that the fracture will require a surgical resolution – after the plastic surgery evaluation tomorrow – and his training will have to stop at least six months, while he will be reevaluated for more precise dates,” the hospital’s statement concludes.