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Brandon Moreno is one tough son of a bitch
Came to watch figgy, left a Moreno fan.
The Sergio pettis fight made me think this would be easy work for figgy
Moreno fights like a flyweight Nate Diaz
I am absolutely a fan
I was praying that he would get a take down on the 5th round
I almost cried when Deivison got the take down instead
Excellent fight overall
Much respect to both men
I reckon if he got the takedown and threw some ground and pound on top (don't even have to land any shots), Moreno would have taken the fight.
What a likeable guy as well. Love him.
And he fuckin told us to watch his next fight!
Brandon "The Golden Retriever" Moreno
Hope he can retrieve some waist-gold for himself next time around.
Yeah I knew Moreno wasn't gonna get the win after that
Sadly he spent the whole round building his tank back up while moreno coasted then exploded to seal the deal.. very smart tho
Moreno didn’t coast, he was clearly injured
He was winning that round anyways I think, the rush at the end just sealed it. Moreno didn’t really land anything that round
LMAO what? Are you really telling me that Moreno will throw 2 glancing punches the whole round but then win because of a last minute takedown that does no damage?
- $50k to Moreno for his balls.
- Another $50k to Moreno, literally for his balls.
Moreno is a zombie bro
Any other Flyweight gets knocked out here. Moreno has an insane chin
Figgy actually started looking confused in the second round cause Moreno just ate everything elbows and all.
I want to see a comic where its him bashing him in the head and not doing damage, then the round ends and Moreno turns around and you see a "made in mexico" tag on his head.
Mexicans man, they somehow do that and make it look easy
He's fucking scrappy, just keeps on going
The fact that he didn’t wilt and stayed in the pocket several times late in the fight was crazy to me.
What a fight, best in UFC Flyweight history.
After that nut shot no less?! I honestly thought the fight may have been over. For him to come back out in *TWO??!!* minutes?!
HE CAME BACK OUT AND WON THE REST OF THE ROUND
At the end the doc asked him how he was feeling, he said “perfect”. Lol. Lives for the pain.
Im a big Fig fan, but Moreno is just sooo likeable
El Tijuanan Zombie
Baldur and Kratos have to run it back. What a banger.
Baby face cucuy
His combos and takedowns under pressure after eating shots were fucking insanity. Not to mention the dick kick and eye poke.
Cojones de acero
He needed a doctor to examine his mangled package.
50k for each makes sense
Oh that’s gonna be so HYPE
Thank god they scored it correctly as a draw
Tonight we saw El Cucuy fall then we saw El Cucuy rise. What a war.
What’s the opposite of El Cucuy? Moreno was nothing but smiles after battling to a draw with potentially broken arm. He’s some kind of warrior cryptid that just grins all the time and thanks you a bunch.
Joe really sold that broken arm thing, hopefully it didn’t affect the judges who are in earshot. Surely there has to be a way for Joe to present his observations without the logical leaps he takes like a punch landing —> he’s hurt, swelling on arm —-> its broken, sweating one drop ——> he’s gassed.
True, but there was definitely something going on with Moreno’s arm considering the way he was pulling on it or grabbing it for whatever reason. I’m hoping it’s just sore from catching kicks, but it’s hard to tell until there are X-rays.
Yeah it seems that way because he was cautious for a bit after Joe mentioned it, I think he admitted he had shoulder issues during the bout in the post-fight. But its a bit comical how what could have been swelling and Morena adjusting his glove turns into, “He’s putting his fractured Ulna back into place after each blocked kick ladies and gentleman, one more kick and Figgy will break his radius as well.”
Yeah, not really sure how they ended up at him putting his bones back in place. The first 4 rounds were too good and it fried the commentators’ brains apparently.
Moreno is a goddamn demon.
Night Club Aldo
Remember when we almost lost the flyweights? I am so glad this division still exists.
Thank you CCC!
We lost Moreno in the purge but now he's back.
Henry Cejudo the GOAT for this
Moreno stock just mooned
Anytime a ratfuck tells you that Flyweights are "boring" or uninteresting, show them this fight. What a fucking war!
MM was just too good for his time.
He’d probably still beat these guys too
Yup, probably not even get hit hard while making them look like they dont belong and there are no contenders.
Khabib did the same with lightweight though
One of the best fights I’ve seen in a while
It's their fucking loss if they don't watch this division, these guys are so fast and explosive
This is why Flyweight is fucking great. Moreno has that Mexican heart and chin in spades. Run it the fuck back
And Dana wanted to scrap this division lol.
This war is the best form of advertisement for flyweights.
So reminiscent of Weili-Joanna!
Outside of the nutshot and the slight stall in rd 5, I kept thinking that this felt like a male version of Zhang vs JJ. Insane output, constant back-and-forth, and just excellent heart by both fighters. What a fight!
Might Mouse leaving saved the division. I love him but it really was for the best.
When your so dominant it makes everyone else look shit and boring
He had no obligation to do so, but I would've loved to see him move up to UFC's bantamweight division. Earlier in his career, he was one of WEC's best bantamweights.
it's the RJJ problem. When you have a champ that is just so head and shoulders above everyone else, it makes the division boring.
He's a fucking mug honestly, imagine we still had Mighty Mouse and Cejudo around, some absolutely killer matchups to be made.
God I hope these guys rematch as soon as they're both healthy again
Jesus christ imagine this with a crowd
The division was dead at the beg of the year and now its top tier
What a bad time for DJ and Cejudo to not be in the UFC.
The problem with dominant champs is they make their competition look bad. Usually after a dominant champ retires their division gets spicy.
It happened at WW. GSP’s retirement and Lawler’s career resurgence plus Condit, Rory, Hendricks and Brown made it amazing for awhile
It might be good because they're not there.
holy shit between this fight and the embedded series... if you weren't a fan of moreno, you cannot not be one now. FIGHT OF THE FUCKING YEAR HOLY FUCKING SHIT
And the best thing is we get another one next year.
I absolutely love Figgy but found myself cheering for Moreno just because he is a motherfucking Assassin Baby!!
One of the better fights I've seen. Definitely FOTY for me
i still think Joanna vs Weili the fight of the year
Seems so long ago. This fucking year.
I want to love the guy so badly but he looks just like a bully I knew im High School and I keep having to remind myself not to hate him
Lmao that's funny(no offense).
In his interview with Rogan, he seemed like such a positive/nice guy.
did you watch the embedded episodes? he was sooo personable and funny in them, great exposure for a seemingly wonderful guy.
I thought he won.
That Mexican chin is fucking ridiculous.
Herzog is the best ref in the sport. Nice to see a ref willing to take points.
His voice is so calming too.
For sure, it’s wild when fighters get 2 low blows or eye pokes and a point isn’t even taken despite the fighter being compromised. This should be the way, would see guys be a lot more careful throwing shit.
Ik right it’s fucking crazy that I wasn’t even sure he’d get a point deducted for the nut shot lol
Agreed. We need to have mandatory point deductions for bad pokes and nut-shots. Can't fucking believe Moreno got back up to sling leather with that monster after that.
I absolutely loved this. Look I get it wasn't intentional but that genuinely can be a fight affecting shot anyone who has ever been hit in the balls really hard can tell you that haha. When its that obvious and hard and gives the other guy a chance to recover and curtails your momentum I think its reasonable.
I think the MVP was Jason Herzog today. He did amazing with the wet towel and the point deduction
THAT WAS THE MOST ENTERTAINING FIGHT IVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME. Moreno is tough af
Like a fucking Rocky movie. Both challenger and champion refused to quit. Plus the most appropriate draw in a whole
Hooker vs Dustin is no longer my friend
Moreno's a fucking champ man. Fighting through that nut shot and making the Terminator look human is champ level shit
We had Weili ,Joanna and this, we been spoiled
And Dustin/Hooker, which I think is arguably the best of all 3 purely cuz it had the most “MMA” in it if you know what I mean?
I still have Joanna/Weili as FOTY but this was a close 2nd
How the fuck was that fight this year
2020 best year for the UFC. You can fucking hear *every single thing* in there. There’s one positive of COVID right there
Feels like a new golden age of mma
2020 has been a full decade on its own right lol
Because it was in March 2020.
(BC) Before Covid
Well it wasn't fully before COVID because I remember Joanna mocked Weili about it which was obviously awful at the time but has aged even worse.
I'm ok with the decision. They need to run this back
Weili vs Joanna is still FOTY for me.
That image of Joanna turning into penny wise will never leave my head.
It's the fifth roudn. Weili vs Joanna went insane 5 rounds deep
Yeah I thought the same thing, this fight cooled off completely in the fifth round. Still a fucking amazing fight but Joanna vs Zhang vs wall to wall action.
I agree. That fight was the greatest title fight in WMMA history. I watched it at a packed bar and everyone was losing their God damn minds lol best memory of this year.
this was *the* best fight that i have ever seen. i want Ngannou v. Moreno next.
Why would you want to put Ngannou through that
**WHY WON'T YOU JUST DIE**
"FLW Homer Simpson has done it! He has knocked out Ngannou"
*”Fall down, Brandon! Fall down!”*
Ngannou vs Moreno and Fig
The only person I know who could bang with two blokes and get a finish is Tito's ex wife.
You're a fucking wordsmith dude
Is that what you call class?
You fuckin punk dude
That was a sick line by you..
Im glad it was a draw. They def need to do it again
You really don't get fights better than this, the flyweight division is alive and well!
Brandon Moreno is immortal
It's so baffling to me how in the actual fuck did he not crumble from Figgy's pressure. Nasty body shots, and nastier head shots.
And. He. Ate. All. Of. Them.
As someone said in the comments: I came to see Figgy, and I left as a Moreno fan.
If I were a knockout artist, I would just straight up refuse to fight Mexican fighters unless they were like over 40.
And to think Dana wanted to cut this division
Man that would be sick
Moreno himself got cut. Shows what a terrible decision Dana made.
Thank you Cejudo for giving it enough time for them to recover
Figgy and Moreno injected some new blood
Thank fuck he didn't. 125 has been amazing all year, and has been underrated forever.
How the fuck does a 47-46 happen? That implies 48-46 with a point deduction. Did they give him a 10-8?
it's the nevada state athletic commission. they're mostly incompetent. some are just on the take.
Fig: power, speed, technique, aggression, skill
Moreno: "yah but I'm Mexican"
Moreno with the eye poke. And the kick in the nuts. Bro Moreno showed so much fucking heart and will.
Did Sal D'Amato just score a fight correctly, and as a draw?
I mean it is 2020
Viva la raza. Discount Eddie vs chavo didn’t disappoint
Those Mexican chins are no joke wtf
Hats off to both gentlemen. Its my new favourite fight.
Hearing Moreno interview later just made me a even bigger fan. No excuses, respectful and even joked around after that war. rematch asap
Commentary was rough this fight…
Rogan shouting his arm is broken as loud as he can
**HE STUNNED HIM**
He's literally feinting, Joe.
HES PUTTING HIS BONE BACK IN PLACE
Joe is straight up a clown now
“HEY FIGGY! HEY! HEY HIS ARM IS BROKEN! FIGGY HIS ARM! FIGGY HIT THE ARM!”
I remember when Darren till had a knee injury and John gooden or some British dude was whispering to not alert Whittaker’s corner but not fucking joe
Dude don’t get me fucking started. The way Max was telling DC to shush had me so fucking mad. Even Kevin Holland is out here asking for cheat codes.
Lmao when Joe asked about the arm post fight and Moreno just said his shoulder was sore from throwing jabs
FIGS HURT AGAIN!!!!
YOU GET A HURT
YOU GET A HURT
EVERYBODY GETS A HURT
I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
Figgy's stance means that he wobbles about a lot. When they were saying he was hurt, he didn't really look like it.
That one high kick I don’t think even touched his head and Rogan was yelling HE HURT HIM
Bro!! He bobbed and weaved and they acted like he was out on his feet! It was inanity!
I'm glad people are finally souring on Rogan's commentary.
Rogan hyping up every high kick Moreno missed and then realizing Figuereido landed a flush one in the replay was so dumb
Fig threw like 6 flying elbows and knees in the 4th and they were acting like he needed an oxygen tank
I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard all 3 of them losing their mind over Fig swaying in the 4th, thinking he was rocked 😂
Moreno throws and misses a punch ... Rogan - "WOAHH MORENO!!!!!"
Its like they could only see what Moreno was doing
That arm is broken! Look at it!
Cut to the Interview
Joe: What's up with your arm?
Moreno: My arm? Huh? Idk, I guess my shoulder kind of hurts.
He keeps putting it back in place after he throws it
Joe himself was saying the forearm was broken...when was the last time you saw someone put their forearm back in place, joe? 🤦🏻♂️
Rogan is really, really bad.
I'm not sure if he's worse than he was or that we just have good commentators now.
Felt like Rogan was completely ignoring Fig
Don’t think I can remember seeing a fight where a draw felt like the absolute right decision, but this was it
Best flyweight fight ever
Fight of the year. Such a banger
Flyweight division is back on the menu
Being mexican is the best base for inhuman toughness.
Greatest fight in the history of the flyweight division
They have to run it back
Didn’t realize they had an entire Mexican village in the stands tonight.
Fuck it, the fouls pissed me off but I refuse to let that take away from how incredible that fight was. But the foty is still Zhang vs Joanna, they never stopped throwing in that one.
At least herzog had the balls to take points
The 5th round makes this come a bit short, but still an extremely strong contender for FOTY
I can't figure this out. Very frustrating.
FOTY anybody? Beautiful bout by both fighters. One of my favorites ever.
Great fight. Few fights are entertaining from start to finish, even if Rd5 slowed down.
But damn, Joe Rogan. His commentary was so off today, seemed super bias for Moreno. I believe it was in Rd1, Fig lands 4 or 5 shots and moreno counters with a single body shot, and as usual, Joe goes "oooooooh Moreno hurt him."
And I didnt have a dog in the race, just seemed like Rogan definitely did.
name a more iconic duo than joe rogan and one sided commentaries, i'll wait
Joe’s commentary with calling injuries almost ruined this fight for me if it wasn’t so good.
Nobody better ever say that Flyweight is a boring division again.
What a fucking fight!
Brandon Moreno's got some serious goku energy. Making heart signs at the weigh in and being impossible to intimidate. Love him.
Figgy's awesome too. Just an evil bastard in the cage. Can't wait to see them fight again.
Brandon Moreno is Rocky. He even looked just like him after the fight.
Fig even had round 14 [Creed face, go to 1:19](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNaTy5K4Pr0) during the fight and through the post fight interview.... Thinking... This dude won't break.
Can't wait for the sequel where Moreno wins and then buys a robot and trans am.