Brandon Moreno captured the UFC flyweight championship last night (Sat., June 12, 2021) at UFC 263 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, when he finished titleholder Deiveson Figueiredo via third-round submission (rear-naked choke).
Moreno looked incredible to start the first as he landed combinations moving forward, leg kicks, and a jab that knocked the champion to the ground. Figueiredo had trouble landing his own punches as he tried to load up on everything.
Figueiredo scored a much needed takedown to begin the second and he was able to land a bunch of hard elbows to Moreno’s body. Moreno regrouped to gain top control and scored valuable points on the champ. In the third, Moreno scored a beautiful takedown and quickly worked his way to Figueiredo’s back. Figueiredo tried to defend Moreno’s advancements but Moreno eventually snuck his arm under the chin of the champion and squeezed his way to a UFC title.
Check out the full fight video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:
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