WATCH: Brandon Moreno Breaks Down in Tears as He Gets Emotional After Victory at UFC 263

Published 06/13/2021, 1:41 AM EDT


Brandon Moreno just became the new UFC Flyweight champion and the first-ever Mexican UFC champion. Moreno defeated Figueiredo via third-round submission to win the title. The fight, which was a rematch of last year’s epic clash, lived up to the expectations. The last fight had ended in a draw. However, this time around, Moreno claimed victory convincingly.

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This victory meant a lot to the new champion, and that was clear from his reaction after the fight. While talking to Rogan, we can clearly see the fighter with tears of joy in his eyes. An emotional Moreno switched between Spanish and English while talking to Rogan.

He said, “Man, this moment is so amazing, bro. This fu**ing life and. Watch me now talking with you, holding this shiny belt, man. I feel so amazing, bro. Man, I worked so hard for this man. Watch me now, man, watch me now.”

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“This is unbelievable. I used this training; I mean, this training camp was so long. I used all my all 6 months for this… Making drills to be better, to be better today. To be a better man and watch me today. I am so f**king happy. Viva Mexico… To all my people in my country.”

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‘The Assassin Baby’ has worked really hard to reach his goal of becoming the champion. And what it meant for him and his country was quite evident by his reaction.

What happened in the fight between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo?

Going by the last fight between these two fighters, everyone expected this fight to be great as well. Moreno showed great heart and talent and ended up winning the fight via third-round submission. Unlike the previous fight between the fighters, ‘The Assassin Baby’ dominated the fight throughout.

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Moreno ended the first round in top position on the ground. And even after being taken down in the second round, he quickly got back up and gained momentum again. Meanwhile, Figueiredo had some wonderful opportunities, but they were very few and far between at UFC 263.

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What did you make of Moreno’s victory and ascent to the flyweight throne?

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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