Moreno forced to sprint out of arena after UFC 283 win over Figueiredo
Furious fans in Brazil hurl beer and objects at Brandon Moreno as Mexican is forced to sprint out of arena with security escort, having beaten home favourite Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 283 to reclaim title
- Brandon Moreno was forced to flee the arena after beating Deiveson Figueiredo
- Moreno triumphed over the home favourite at UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- And furious fans hurled beer and objects at the Mexican flyweight champion
Brandon Moreno was forced to flee the arena in Brazil after beating home favourite Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 283, shocking footage has revealed.
The Mexican triumphed in the lion’s den in Rio de Janeiro in the early hours of Sunday morning UK time, winning by TKO after doctors called off the fight due to Figueiredo’s eye being unable to open.
And Moreno, who reclaimed the unified flyweight title as a result, had to sprint out of the venue flanked by security to avoid reprisals from furious fans.
Brandon Moreno, 29, was forced to flee the arena in Brazil after beating Deiveson Figueiredo
Shocking footage on social media shows Moreno ushered out by security in Rio de Janeiro
The ‘Baby Assassin’ bolted as furious supporters hurled beer cups and other objects in Brazil
Video released on social media site Twitter shows Moreno being hurriedly ushered out of the arena with beer cups and other objects raining down on him as some in the crowd made their frustration known with the result.
In the clip, already viewed nearly 150,000 times, the commentator says: ‘And now he (Moreno) is getting ushered out of the arena… oh my God, oh my God!’
The Assassin Baby, 29, now 21-6-2, is now undisputed king of the flyweight division after his ‘quadrilogy’ fight against Figueiredo, his fourth bout in the last five against the Brazilian veteran.
Moreno reclaimed the unified flyweight title after winning by TKO on Sunday morning UK time
‘Figgy Smalls’ was forced to retire by the doctor because he could not open his left eye at all
Figgy Smalls (21-3-1) drew with Moreno in 2020 to retain his title, lost it in 2021, won it back in January 2022 before losing it again at the weekend.
Elsewhere at UFC 283, Johnny Walker beat Paul Craig at light-heavyweight, Jessica Andrade defeated Lauren Murphy at flyweight, Gilbert Burns overcame Neil Magny at welterweight before Jamahal Hill smashed Glover Teixeira in the main event.
Hill bludgeoned Teixeira into retirement over five brutal rounds as he claimed the vacant belt.
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