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Brandon Moreno couldn’t sustain himself as the UFC flyweight champion when he lost a controversial unanimous decision against Brazilian Deiveson Figueiredo in a tough battle that was decided on the cards (48-47, 48-47, 48-47).
Although the Mexican looked smart in the first episodes, he ended up in an unhelpful exchange of blows with the Brazilian, who after the result left the door open to the possibility of a fourth match, as they are so far in win for each side and a draw.
During the match, Brandon tried to show his speed and good direction to get away from the Brazilian, something that was specially prepared in Rounds 1 and 2, but it wasn’t perfectly consistent, so much so that he had to in the last seconds. Go ahead to look for a knockout or surrender. Those small omissions shocked the judges.
At the third he even received a strong right hand that brought him to his knees, though fortunately it was in the last seconds; Had Figueiredo continued, he would have had great chances to finish the match there.
However, it cannot be said that the Brazilian was the clear dominant, as they swapped roles during the 25 minutes that were measured. That is why they fought until the last moment, when the Mexican did not find the result he wanted.
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The final decision was strongly questioned on social media, as it was explained that Moreno had shaken the most kicks throughout the match, according to statistics that appeared on the UFC page in its English version.
It is known in combat sports that the challenger wins by decision over the champion only if he clearly controls the champion, as well as speed, and the center of the octagon was always Moreno. pic.twitter.com/93SoEAWju0
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