UFC 263: Pros react to Brandon Moreno’s dominant submission win over Deiveson Figueiredo

Brandon Moreno finished Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Brandon Moreno finished Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the finish.

The UFC finally has its first Mexican-born champion. In a perfect performance at UFC 263, Brandon Moreno outclassed Deiveson Figueiredo en route to a third-round submission win after two dominant rounds. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the finish.

I spoke to this before the initial fight but it can’t be stated enough. If Brandon Moreno can do this, the list of Mexican born champions he will join is legendary!!!!

— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) June 13, 2021

No doubt fireworks here!! #ufc263

— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) June 13, 2021

Moreno is looking very sharp.. but Figgy is always dangerous #UFC263

— Adrian Yanez (@yanezmma) June 13, 2021

This isn’t the super villain figueiredo fighting style I’m used to #UFC263

— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) June 13, 2021

Figueiredo looks off or Moreno is just really on. Or BOTH! I picked Moreno FTW, but man, he’s looking like a sharpshooter early here in just 1 RD! Super fast tonight! #UFC263

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) June 13, 2021

Moreno working that lead hand like a boss!! #ufc263

— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) June 13, 2021

Moreno wants it more !!!! #UFC263

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 13, 2021

What a fast and furious fight! #UFC263 @ufc

— Makhmud Muradov (@MakhmudMuradov) June 13, 2021

Viva Mexico congrats

— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) 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

WOW … effort , heart & activity . Moreno wanted it more . #UFC263

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 13, 2021

Viva Mexico! #ufc263

— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) June 13, 2021

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

VIVA MORENO!!!

— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) 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

Remember when this Brazilian guy wanted to fight me

— Petr “No Mercy” Yan (@PetrYanUFC) June 13, 2021

Bumping into Brandon Moreno at the apex when we work, I can tell you he is an absolute sweetheart of a man. Couldn’t be happier for him. Congrats champ!

— michael (@bisping) June 13, 2021

Couldn’t happen to a better guy @theassassinbaby #UFC263

— Max Griffin (@MaxPainGriffin) June 13, 2021

Put some respect on BABY ASSASSIN.
What a ride!! This kid deserve it everything .

— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) June 13, 2021

Viva Mexico! @theassassinbaby #UFC263

— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) June 13, 2021

Brandon Moreno is amazing! Won every round and got the finish. Just clean fundamentals, pressure and capitalized every time he needed to. Great kid who has turned into a great fighter.

— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) June 13, 2021

What an amazing performance, Brandon Moreno is an inspiration, love watching him work! #andnew #ufc264

— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) June 13, 2021

Congratulations #Mexico you did it You have yourself a #UFC champion

— BONY (@JonnyBones) June 13, 2021

Easily the happiest I’ve ever been watching someone win a title. Amazing @theassassinbaby #ufc263 congrats on your first @ufc champ Mexico

— Jessy Jess (@missjessyjess) June 13, 2021

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