Tatsuro Taira is another young and hungry prospect in the UFC’s flyweight division, which is something he proved in spades on Saturday.
The 22-year-old Taira picked up his second octagon win in as many chances at UFC Vegas 62, remained undefeated overall as a pro, and earned his first UFC finish in the process with a beautiful second-round armbar submission against CJ Vergara.
Check out the final moments of the bout below.
Tatsuro Taira remains undefeated with a beautiful armbar finish at #UFCVegas62
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Taira, who will also be taking home 30 percent of his opponent’s purse after Vergara badly missed weight, took over the fight following a competitive opening round, landing a takedown early in the second before transitioning to Vergara’s back, locking in a body triangle, before slickly moving to the armbar to earn his sixth career submission win.
In his promotional debut in May, Taira earned a unanimous decision against the ultra-durable Carlos Candelario at UFC Vegas 54.
Vergara drops to 1-2 inside the octagon after earning a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series in September 2021.