Jack Hadley Makes His UFC Debut Against Francisco Figueiredo On March 19

Jake Hadley
Jake Hadley (left) at Cage Warriors 114 Credit: Cage Warriors

Jack Hadley’s UFC debut is set.

On Friday, Paradigm Sports management revealed that their client Hadley will be fighting Francisco Figueiredo on March 19 at a yet-to-be officially announced UFC event. Both fighters would later confirm the booking.

Hadley (8-0) received a contract on season five of Dana White’s Contender Series by defeating Mitch Raposo via second-round submission. UFC president White was very cautious when awarding Hadley the contract, because the English fighter missed weight for the fight. “White Kong” won the Cage Warriors flyweight championship in 2020 by defeating Luke Shanks via unanimous decision.

Figueiredo (12-4-1) went 1-1 in 2021. In January, the Brazilian fighter won his UFC debut against Jerome Rivera, winning the fight via unanimous decision. Six months later, he would lose a unanimous decision to Malcolm Gordon at UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moisés. The younger brother of Deiveson will look to get back into the win column.

The UFC’s March 19, 2022 event does not have an official location, venue, or broadcast plan announced. There are rumors the UFC will be going back to London, but nothing official has been announced.

The Fight Night card currently breaks down as follows:

  • Jack Shore vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
  • Molly McCann vs. Luana Carolina
  • Jake Hadley vs. Francisco Figueiredo