Figueiredo (20-1) earned his record-tying seventh stoppage victory in the 125-pound division by clamping onto Perez's neck out of a scramble at 1:57 in the opening round.
UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov plans on 'finishing' Justin Gaethje in third round, awaits 'something special'
Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov puts his lightweight title on the line against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 to be held at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Manny Pacquiao camp says Conor McGregor fight being considered, acknowledge 'tremendous global event'
Sean Gibbons, president of Manny Pacquiao Promotions, said a fight between the eight-division world champion and McGregor would be a "tremendous global event."
Conor McGregor released without charges after being taken into custody in Corsica for alleged sexual assault, indecent exposure
Conor McGregor, no stranger to controversy, was taken into police custody on suspicion of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure, was released on Saturday without being charged, his lawyer said.
Jones has won a UFC-record 14 title fights, and he hasn't lost any fight since 2009 — but thanks to two doping violations, he has fought only six times since January 2015.
Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0) holds the longest active unbeaten streak in MMA, and he became the UFC's lightweight champion in April 2018 by defeating Al Iaquinta for the vacant belt.
Fight Island will host four UFC events in 14 days, starting with three championship fights at UFC 251 this weekend.
UFC 251: President Dana White reveals mixed martial arts event will be hosted at Abu Dhabi's 'Fight Island'
White had said in April that the UFC was close to securing a private island to stage bouts for international fighters unable to enter the United States due to travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
UFC President Dana White has already said McGregor is next in line for a title shot at the winner of lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's bout with Justin Gaethje this summer.
UFC 250: Amanda Nunes dominates Felicia Spencer, defends featherweight belt; Cody Garbrandt ends losing run
Amanda Nunes became the first UFC fighter to defend a championship belt while holding titles in two weight classes Saturday night, earning a dominant unanimous decision over featherweight contender Felicia Spencer at UFC 250.
UFC 250: Amanda Nunes' power could sell a show light on stars as she defends featherweight title against Felicia Spencer
The overwhelming star attraction of UFC 250 is Nunes (19-4), who turned 32 last week. She last fought in December, and she extended her winning streak to 10 bouts since 2014 with a tough decision over Germaine De Randamie.
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya joins protest march in New Zealand to condemn killing of George Floyd
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has joined a growing group of prominent sports stars condemning the killing of George Floyd in the United States last week.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Gilbert Burns defeats former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley as UFC returns to Las Vegas
The UFC used minimal personnel to stage the fight, and the promotion said everyone involved was subject to strict health and safety protocols.
The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously agreed Wednesday to allow two UFC events and two Top Rank boxing shows in Las Vegas over the next two weeks.
Coronavirus Outbreak: MMA fighters could lose purse, bonuses if found to be criticising UFC 249's health measures
UFC fighters taking part at the UFC 249 event in Florida could lose their purses and bonuses if they publicly criticise the fight promotion’s health and safety precautions for COVID-19, according to an event participation agreement seen by Reuters.
UFC 249 was different — two fighters adjusted their approaches because of what they heard announcers say — and a welcome reprieve for a sports-craved country that went nearly eight weeks with few live events
UFC 249: Tony Ferguson likens fighting in empty arena in Jacksonville to Ultimate Fighter experience
UFC 249 fight card isn't full of stars, due to the coronavirus enforced restrictions, but is expected to be a much-watched affair, however not in the arena.
'This is going to bring a sense of normalcy': Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje headline closed doors UFC 249
UFC 249 will serve as the first major sporting event to take place since the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country nearly two months ago.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India's MMA fighter Ritu Phogat working on mental toughness, reading 'The Secret' during lockdown
Ritu, who had registered her second win in ONE Championship last February, is currently based in Singapore and said she is taking this break as an opportunity to work on her skills
Coronavirus Outbreak: Professional Fighters League latest combat sports promotion to have schedule affected by COVID-19
The cage door is locked for the season on the Professional Fighters League, the latest combat sports promotion flattened because of the coronavirus pandemic.