UFC Mexico City: Edgar Chairez Closes Heated Rivalry, Triangle Chokes Daniel Lacerda

Edgar Chairez and Daniel Lacerda, UFC Mexico City
Edgar Chairez and Daniel Lacerda, UFC Mexico City Credit: Youtube/UFC

At UFC Mexico City, Edgar Chairez and Daniel Lacerda ran back their 2023 fight which ended in a no-contest due to referee error.

Although Lacerda is 0-4 (1 NC) in the UFC, he has held onto his job because he goes all out for a finish in the first round every time, creating high-action fights even when he inevitably gasses out after that. Although Chairez initially got his first UFC win the last time they fought, the revelation that Lacerda never tapped caused it to be overturned, leaving Edgar still hunting for that crucial first victory. Of course, so was Lacerda. Only one man could get their first win, and in the end it was Mexico’s Chairez who did so.

Lacerda pressed forward from his southpaw stance with kicks to start. Chairez avoided most offerings and chopped the legs. When Chairez landed a good right hand, Lacerda shot and landed a takedown. Lacerda threw ground and pound but got overzealous, so when Edgar threw up a triangle he got stuck in it and was forced to tap quickly.

The two men put aside their differences that sprung up after their first fight and made up after the bout ended, putting this chapter of their careers behind them.

Official Result: Edgar Chairez def. Daniel Lacerdo by Submission (triangle choke) Round 1, 2:17