Benoit Saint-Denis put the lightweight division on notice earlier today (Sat., Sept. 2, 2023) at UFC Paris live on ESPN+ from inside Accor Arena in Paris, France, when the former Special Forces member stopped veteran Thiago Moises with a second-round TKO (punches).
This was Saint-Denis’ toughest test to date, but you wouldn’t have known it by the way he tracked down Moises inside of the cage. Saint-Denis was relentless with his striking, takedown attempts, pressure, and ability to walk through shots to deliver his own offense.
Moises hung in as long as he could, but Saint-Denis is known for his cardio. Eventually, Moises wilted along the cage and allowed Saint-Denis to unload heavy ground-and-pound before the referee stepped in with moments left in the second round. It was as dominant as we’ve seen the French prospect.
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Saint-Denis, 27, is now 4-0 as a member of the UFC lightweight roster with all of those victories coming by way of knockout or submission. This was his most high-profile win to date and a performance that should land Saint-Denis a shot at the top 15 his next time out.
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