Joanderson Brito, 0-1 in the UFC after winning on the Contender Series last August, was getting a serious step up in the form of Andre Fili at UFC Vegas 53.
The featherweight pairing featured on the Fight Night event’s main card, and saw Fili in action for the first time since an accidental eye poke against Daniel Pineda resulted in a No Contest last June.
In terms of the test in front of him, there was no question that Brito passed — with flying colors, frankly.
Joanderson Brito vs. Andre Fili opened up with a touch of the gloves to start the first round. It would be over less than a minute later. Brito and Fili both came out fast and furious off the opening bell, but it was the Brazilian Joanderson Brito that landed a jab and a devastating right hand, crumpling Andre Fili. He followed it up with some ground and pound to secure the victory early in the very first round, with the ref coming in to make the save as Fili was covering up.
OHHHHH MYYYYYY 😳
Joanderson Brito gets it done LIGHTNING quick! #UFCVegas53 pic.twitter.com/BJ2JoCZWXm
— UFC (@ufc) May 1, 2022
After nearly a year out of action, it’s back to the drawing board for Andre “Touchy” Fili, who has been a mainstay of the featherweight division in recent years. For Joanderson Brito, meanwhile, he’s secured the biggest win of his young career in highlight reel fashion.
Official Result: Joanderson Brito def. Andre Fili by TKO, Round, 1 0:41