Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno left it all on the line at UFC 256 in what has been dubbed as one of the best flyweight title fights to ever grace the UFC. It was a battle that left the combat sports world speechless. When the dust settled the debate on who actually won began, as the fight was called as a majority draw.
Booking an immediate rematch was the only answer. But who would come out on top in their second meeting? Both men had felt each other’s power and strength. It was a matter of returning to the drawing board for both Figueiredo and Moreno to figure out how to implement a new game plan that would get the job done in the rematch. To make sure that they were the one that Dana White wrapped the flyweight title around in the co-main event of UFC 263.
In the end, a supremely confident Brandon Moreno came out on top. Now, Moreno is bringing the UFC flyweight title back to Mexico. What a journey for the 27-year old to capture UFC Gold! Just a few years ago, he was cut by the promotion as they prepared to shutter the division. Now, following his return and a memorable run to the top, he’s champion. Moreno’s speed was the main factor to get the submission victory over Deiveson Figueiredo. What a performance from the new UFC flyweight champ.
PROS GIVE THEIR TAKE
Here is how the pros reacted to the rematch between two dangerous flyweights, Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno at UFC 263.
The baby assassin 😤
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) June 13, 2021
— Aleksandar Rakic (@rakic_ufc) June 13, 2021
— C H🖕🏽T O🇪🇨V E R A (@chitoveraUFC) June 13, 2021
Viva Mexico #UFC263 Brandon 💯🇲🇽💯
— Ike Villanueva (@hurricane_ufc) June 13, 2021
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) June 13, 2021
Moreno is on 🔥🔥🔥
Congratulations champ! #UFC263
— Duško Todorović (@todorovic_ufc) June 13, 2021
Moreno working that lead hand like a boss!! 👏 #ufc263
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) June 13, 2021
Called it!!! Couldn’t have happened for a better guy!!#UFC263
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 13, 2021
Put some respect on BABY ASSASSIN.
What a ride!! This kid deserve it everything 🤩.
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) June 13, 2021
Good job Moreno!! And new baby #UFC263 UFC263
— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) June 13, 2021
I’m not crying, you’re crying. #ufc263
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) June 13, 2021
TOTAL DOMINATION. #UFC263
— BriannaTheBull (@briannathebull) June 13, 2021
Bumping into Brandon Moreno at the apex when we work, I can tell you he is an absolute sweetheart of a man. Couldn’t be happier for him. Congrats champ!
— michael (@bisping) June 13, 2021
— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) June 13, 2021
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) June 13, 2021
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 13, 2021
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) June 13, 2021
— Chris Leben (@ChrisLebenMMA) June 13, 2021
— Jessy Jess (@missjessyjess) June 13, 2021