Mexican Brandon Moreno had to leave the arena on a run after he defeated Brazil’s Deiveson Figueredo ahead of schedule to unify the current and interim UFC flyweight titles at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro.
The audience present at the arena was not limited to a dissatisfied rumble and began to throw bottles and other garbage at Moreno, in connection with which the guards had to hastily take the UFC champion to the under-tribune room.
The unification bout, which became the second most important event of the numbered Brazilian event, ended in a break between the third and fourth rounds on the recommendation of a doctor who examined Figueredo’s closed eye and recommended that the fight be stopped.
Moreno damaged the opponent with the knuckle of the thumb, breaking through a sweeping side kick from the left, but since his hand was clenched into a fist, the referee Herb Dean did not see a violation of the rules in this episode and the Mexican was declared the winner of the match, and the Brazilian announced the transition to the lightest weight category.
Previously, Moreno and Figueredo had three fights, drawing the first of them, and then scoring one victory over each other, failing to limit their confrontation to the framework of a trilogy.