A key flyweight scrap is heading to the Bay Area.
On Tuesday afternoon, MMAFighting confirmed an initial report from Combate of former UFC flyweight title challenger Tim Elliott returning to action order to challenge the surging Deiveson Figueiredo on the upcoming UFC on ESPN+ card in October.
Figueiredo (16-1) most recently smashed his way through Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 240 last month, earning his first Fight of the Night bonus in the process. Prior to this, the Brazilian saw his undefeated record come to an end when he came up short to Jussier Formiga at UFC Nashville in March.
To date, “Daico” has finished 13 of his 16 professional wins, including eight by way of (T)KO.
For Elliott (15-8-1), a former Titan FC champion and The Ultimate Fighter 24 winner, this marks his first walk to the Octagon since his submission win over Mark De La Rosa at UFC 219 in December 2017. Since then, Missouri native has been on the shelf recovering from a severe ACL tear.
To date, Elliot has finished nine of his 15 professional wins, including six by way of submission.
The entire card is currently slated to go down on Oct. 12 with reports indicating the Chase Center in San Francisco as a possible destination. With this latest addition, here is how the rest of the card stands:
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson
- Tim Elliott vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
- Ryan Spann vs. Devin Clark