The champ is back! Brandon “The Assassin Baby” Moreno defeated Deiveson Figueiredo to claim the UFC’s Flyweight Championship title at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro. In Saturday night’s co-main event fight inside Jeunesse Arena, the 29-year-old from Tijuana, Mexico, defeated the reigning champion by TKO after the third round and took back the 125-pound division title.
Also claiming a victory on the Main Card, Gilbert Burns made quick work of Neil Magny in their welterweight division fight. On the strength of his dominant grappling, the 36-year-old from Niterói, Brazil, earned a submission win against Magny at 4:15 of Round 1.
Moreno (21-6-2) came to Rio de Janeiro looking to reclaim the full-fledged 125-pound division championship after earning the promotion’s Interim Flyweight Championship against Kai Kara-France at UFC 277 in Dallas, Texas, in July 2022.