The energy and noise levels inside the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, at UFC 263 were incredible following the fight between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz, and only grew during the early moments of the flyweight championship fight between Deiveison Figueiredo and Bradon Moreno.
After their first fight ended in a draw, Moreno left no doubt in the rematch. He grabbed the advantage in the first two rounds, and then locked Figueiredo in a rear-naked choke and forced the champion to tap out.
As Moreno celebrated making history as the first Mexican-born UFC champion, praise from throughout the UFC roster began to pour in on social media.
WOW @theassassinbaby did it!!! Amazing performance 🇲🇽 you got another champion. And wow Brandon the club that you have joined is amazing!!!!— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) June 13, 2021
Congratulations #Mexico you did it 🇲🇽 You have yourself a #UFC champion— BONY (@JonnyBones) June 13, 2021
Viva Mexico! #ufc263 🇲🇽— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) June 13, 2021
The baby assassin 😤— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) June 13, 2021
What a perfect performance by Brandon Moreno! He made the perfect adjustments for the rematch and what a masterful display #AndNew #UFC263— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) June 13, 2021
What an amazing performance, Brandon Moreno is an inspiration, love watching him work! #andnew #ufc264— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) June 13, 2021
Viva Mexico! @theassassinbaby 👏👏👏 #UFC263— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) June 13, 2021
VIVA MORENO!!!— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) June 13, 2021
What a performance!— michael (@bisping) June 13, 2021
Called it!!! Couldn't have happened for a better guy!!#UFC263— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 13, 2021
Moreno looked phenomenal tonight! Absolutely beautiful performance and such a great story #UFC263— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) June 13, 2021
Wow!!! Amazing! Brandon Moreno is the new flyweight champ! Mexico stand up! #UFC263— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) June 13, 2021
Wow!!! Beautiful!! Brandon was on 🔥🔥🔥🔥today congratulations #UFC263— Randa Markos (@randamma) June 13, 2021
Yes!!! Well freakin deserved!!!! Brandon Moreno is the definition of a champion. #vivamexico #Ufc263— Dan "50k" Ige (@Dynamitedan808) June 13, 2021