Deiveson Figueiredo is movin’ on up…
The 35-year-old Brazilian professional mixed martial artist will make his long-awaited move up to bantamweight before the end of the year.
Figueiredo was first scheduled to return to flyweight over the summer, but he withdrew due to injury and decided to move up a division.
ESPN has Figueiredo ranked No. 4 in the world at flyweight and Font ranked No. 10 at bantamweight.
Figueiredo (21-3-1) has not fought since losing the flyweight title to Brandon Moreno via TKO last January at UFC 283. He went 1-2-1 against Moreno in their tetralogy. Figueiredo is tied with Demetrious Johnson for the most finishes in UFC flyweight history (7).
Font (20-7) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to top contender Cory Sandhagen on August 5. The 36-year-old Massachusetts native has dropped three of four.