Deiveson Figueiredo ended, last Saturday (18), a bitter Brazilian fast. When finishing the American Joseph Benavidez, the parents ended with a drought of 1141 days, 163 weeks, 37 and a half months, more than three years or 126 UFC events without having a Brazilian UFC champion man.
Before that, the year was 2017, and José Aldo was the only Brazilian representative, among men, to bear an organization title. The manauara lost the position of number one of the feathers (until 65.7 kg.) When Max Holloway defeated him. From that date, a prolonged drought would begin, which would only end in July 2020.
- 1 Remember what the year was like, before the Brazilian drought without male UFC belts.
Remember what the year was like, before the Brazilian drought without male UFC belts.
Michel Temer President
In the Plateau, Brazil was ruled by Michel Temer (MDB). The leader took over the country after the impeachment of Dilma Roussef (PT) on August 31, 2016. Photo: Reproduction / Instagram
Dollar below R $ 4
In recent months, we have followed the dollar among the highest prices in its history compared to the Brazilian currency. In 2017, the US currency was equivalent to R $ 3.30. The money rais almost 65% in three years.
Neymar left Barça for PSG in millionaire deal
In 2017, Brazilian star Neymar left Barcelona after a winning streak and agreed with France’s PSG. The negotiation was around 222 million euros (approximately R $ 821 million at the time).
McGregor and Mayweather make millionaire super-fight
In 2017, fight fans stopped to watch a show that would go down in entertainment history. UFC double champion Conor McGregor and one of the biggest names in boxing history, Floyd Mayweather, would climb into a ring in Las Vegas for a showdown in boxing rules. The challenge was marked by the millionaire figures received with the promotion. Floyd pocketed more than R $ 315 million, while ‘Notório’ approached R $ 100 million.
Deiveson Figueiredo debuted for the UFC
The new champion of the flies and responsible for ending the fast, the Brazilian Deiveson Figueiredo would coincidentally make his debut for the organization in June 2017. On that occasion, the athlete faced and defeated Marco Beltran in his first knockout in the company.
Cris Cyborg would win the featherweight title in the organization.
If in 2017 the drought starts’; it is among men, women reigned absolute. In addition to Amanda Nunes, bantamweight champion at the time, Cris Cyborg won the featherweight belt. The paranaense has already left the UFC, due to disagreements with President Dana White, and signed with Bellator.