Deiveson Figueiredo’s Impressive Record and Transition to a New Division

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its fifth appearance in Austin, Texas with UFC on ESPN 52. The event will be held at Moody Center with the main card airing on ESPN and prelims on ESPN+. The main event features a match between elite lightweights Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan, which promises to impact the divisional rankings.

Here are some interesting pre-event facts about UFC on ESPN 52:

Beneil Dariush:
– Tied for third-most victories in UFC lightweight competition
– One of only 10 fighters in UFC history to earn a knockout from a spinning backfist

Arman Tsarukyan:
– 7-1 in his past eight UFC appearances

Bobby Green:
– Landed 1,644 significant strikes in UFC lightweight competition, the most in divisional history
– Sixth knockout victories in UFC bantamweight competition, tied for second-most in divisional history

Rob Font:
– 10 victories in the UFC bantamweight division, sixth-most in divisional history
– 271 significant strikes landed at UFC on ESPN 35, the single-fight record for a UFC bantamweight bout

Deiveson Figueiredo:
– Moves up to the UFC bantamweight division after 14 octagon appearances at flyweight
– One of five flyweight champions in UFC history, with 10 victories in UFC flyweight competition, tied for third-most in divisional history

Sean Brady:
– Returns after a 406-day layoff, the longest of his nine-year career

Kelvin Gastelum:
– Returns to the welterweight division for the first time since July 2016

Clay Guida:
– Competes in his 36th UFC bout, the fourth-most appearances in divisional history

Miesha Tate:
– Returns to the women’s bantamweight division after an unsuccessful stint at flyweight

Joe Solecki:
– Absorbs just 1.59 significant strikes per minute in UFC lightweight competition

Veronica Hardy:
– Two fight-night bonuses for UFC women’s flyweight bouts, tied for second-most in divisional history

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ESPN 52. UFC research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll contributed to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.


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