UFC 277 outcomes, highlights: Brandon Moreno closes Kai-Kara France with physique kick to earn interim title

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Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo will each carry the gold head of their fourth bout. Moreno clinched the interim UFC flyweight championship with a third-round TKO over Kai Kara-France on the American Airways Middle in Dallas, Texas on Saturday night time at UFC 277.

Moreno and Kara-France fought two aggressive rounds which most likely went in Moreno’s favor. It was an action-packed third spherical that will likely be fondly remembered. Kara-France tripped Moreno to the bottom and threw a pointy elbow that opened a reduce underneath Moreno’s eye. The Metropolis Kickboxing product hit Moreno with punches as teammates Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski regarded in assist.

Moreno’s relentless spirit glowed as he stood up and constructed up the strain earlier than delivering a devastating kick to the liver. Kara-France lined whereas Moreno rained down follow-up pictures that pressured referee Herb Dean’s hand. The struggle was formally stopped at 4:34 of Spherical 3 in what was shaping as much as be the very best spherical in Kara-France.

Figueiredo, the reigning UFC flyweight champion, entered the Octagon for a post-match confrontation with the interim title holder. Figueiredo and Moreno break up their collection of three 1-1-1 encounters. The fighters buried the hatchet, praising one another earlier than their fourth scheduled struggle.

Moreno (20-6-2) has recovered from a unanimous resolution misplaced that interrupted a collection of seven unbeaten matches. France (24-10, 1 NC) have gained three consecutive fights, together with knockouts of Cody Garbrandt and Rogerio Bontorin, to earn a provisional title.

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