The Pro Take: Mexico has a UFC Champion in Brandon Moreno Following UFC 263

Brandon Moreno, UFC 263
Brandon Moreno, UFC 263 Ceremonial Weigh-in Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

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.


Here is how the pros reacted to the rematch between two dangerous flyweights, Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno at UFC 263.


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